WOLDA '08 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

01 October 2008
Milan (Italy) - Wolda is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural 2008 edition: 192 logos selected from almost 1100 entries from 43 different countries worldwide.
Milan (Italy) - Wolda is proud to announce the winners of its inaugural 2008 edition: 192 logos selected from almost 1100 entries from 43 different countries worldwide.

All of the winning entries for Wolda '08 are displayed online and will be published near the end of December in the 2008 annual.

Wolda is the only award scheme in the world endorsed by more than 100 design associations and schools internationally. Its innovative international three-tier jury consists of 10 top designers, 10 marketing managers from major international clients and final 10 members of the public, selected respectively by Icograda, Aquent and Consumers International.

The designers on this year's judging panel included Dorte Krogh (Krogh&Co, Denmark), Ginette Caron (Ginette Caron, Italy), Halim Choueiry (Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar), David Coates (Ion Branding + Design, Canada), Dave Holland (Creative Director for SE Asia, South Africa), Ruth Klotzel (Estudio Infinito, Brazil), Tommy Li (Tommy Li Design Workshop, Hong Kong), Apex Lin Pang-Soong (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan), Ronald Shakespear (Shakespear Design, Argentina) and Niko Spelbrink (Ography Design Consultancy, Australia).

Winners
The overall winner of Wolda '08 is the "One Degree" logo from Landor Associates (Australia), designed for News Limited by Jason LIttle, Tim Warren, Steve Clake and Mike Staniford.

In the student category, Wolda Talent, Daniel A. Becker from Germany was the overall winner with the "Super Kraft" logo, designed for a Japanese music label.


Above: Overall winner (left) and Wolda Talent winner (right).

About overall winner
One Degree has been developed on a simple premise: that if everyone were to change their behavior by just one degree, we can change the future of the planet. The logo combines both the number and the degree symbol, which together represent a person. In doing so, it neatly encapsulates the real impact that an individual can start to make in addressing climate change.

About Wolda Talent winner
The "Super Kraft" logo is an artwork for a Japanese music label. Just because western language sounds very cool to Japanese, a German name was chosen for the label. Apart from its German sound, the name should be also easy to pronounce. The word "Super" is often used in Japan and "Kraft" sounds very german because of the "kr" syllable. The logo let people think of an industrial product - a super glue from Germany. So it shows an elephant hanging headfirst on the logo name.

Wolda is an Icograda endorsed awards scheme.



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