BEST WISHES, ON WORLD GRAPHICS DAY

27 April 2002
Today, 27 April, is World Graphics Day. Celebrated by graphic designers, communication designers and design associations around the planet, World Graphics Day marks the formation date of Icograda in 1963. Today is our 39th birthday.
Winnipeg (Canada) - Today, 27 April, is World Graphics Day. Celebrated by graphic designers, communication designers and design associations around the planet, World Graphics Day marks the formation date of Icograda in 1963. Today is our 39th birthday.   
    
Much has changed in the world since Icograda's formation. The human population has doubled, and we are now 6 billion human beings 'sharing' life on this remarkable planet. Technology has now made it possible for us to communicate with each other on an almost instantaneous basis, regardless of locale. Graphic design has become one of the most influential professions in the information/idea age in which we now live, shaping the daily lives of the world's citizens. Truly amazing tools are at our disposal. And yet so much has not changed...  peace still seems elusive, and inequities, injustices, and imbalances continue to be the norm.      
    
Two years ago today Icograda launched its first website, which has since enjoyed 3.8 million hits - from every corner of the globe. Today we launched the 'Friends of Icograda' website, with the goal of further building community. We hope that this worldwide network of Friends can contribute to greater understanding among people and also build bridges where the divides are greatest.     
    
On behalf of the worldwide community of designers that Icograda represents and on behalf the entire Icograda board, I am pleased to convey 'Best Wishes.'     
    
Robert L. Peters     
President, Icograda     



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