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  • ico-D endorsed


    ico-D is pleased to endorse the Taiwan International Student Design Competition (TISDC) 2019. Organised by the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Education and executed by the Department of Visual Communication Design of Asia University, Taiwan International Student Design Competition is now in its twelfth year. The theme of 2019 TISDC is "Empathy."
  • 2018 platform meeting

    The ico-D Platform Meeting 2018 Beijing was a three-day event held in Beijing (China) on 18–20 September 2018 hosted by ico-D Member Central Academy of Fine Arts of China (CAFA) at the CAFA Campus. This year’s theme was Design Is Changing. The importance of the meeting was to share, network and explore
    the potential to collaborate on five key topics: China in Context,
    Accreditation/Certification, Lifelong Learning, National Design Policy (NDP) and Women in Design.
  • icographic

    Interesting questions around the regional character of pictograms in this issue. Published in 1978, issue 12 contents include: Cyrillic Gothic: formal modifications to the design of a Russian typeface; A sign alphabet from Otl Aicher; Signing system for an Argentinian new town; The language of colour; Pictograms with Japanese accent; Pictograms with French accent; Design and semiotics; Isotype in the USA; and Speculative signing system form Yugoslavia.
  • ico-D events

    What can take root when an international body facilitates smaller, grassroots bodies getting together in a more formal setting?
    Hosted by Creative Industries Styria, in partnership with Beijing Design Week, the "Special Meeting" of Design Weeks, Cities, Biennales and Museums held its third iteration in Graz (Austria), a two-day event attended by representatives of 16 organisations from 12 countries.

the International Council of Design leading creatively

ico-D promotes design excellence and upholds the importance of design as a key medium for progressive social change
Our vision, mission and core values are manifested through initiatives carried out in collaboration with our Members, who makeup an expert, multidisciplinary network of organizations, designers and stakeholders.

Design is everywhere

ico-D has members in over 65 countries, from Australia through Zimbabwe
Our Members create a unified voice for the global design community and drive high level dialogue about Design's leading role in society, culture and the economy.