Creative Update #167: design, illustration, and graphics around the world

by Fred Showker

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative instpiration March is almost over, our Women's History Month is coming to an end and we're focusing on spring colors .... these and other starting points for all designers and creative visual communicators ... here we go:
* Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging
* Colborne graphic artist wins ParaSport Games medal design contest
* Getting a job in digital marketing (A graduate’s perspective)
* Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world
* Icons that talk : telling a graphic story with icons
* Stumbled into the profession of graphic design
* Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015
* TypeTalk: Know Your Figures
... and more !

Call for Entries: Graphis Design Annual 2015

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, was first published in 1944 by Dr. Walter Amstutz and Walter Herdeg in Zurich, Switzerland. Graphis presented the work of fine artists and illustrators, as well as highlighting the formative years of graphic design as we know it today. Advertising and photography were also featured, and Amstutz selectively chose what he felt to be the best talent of the time, with the Graphis Annual introduced in 1952.
      The deadline for the Design Annual 2015 is April 2, 2014, with entry information and a gallery of the current entries available on the Graphis site. Some of the winners from the 2014 Design competition are shown below.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : Graphis International -- www.graphis.com
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Graphic designer Peter Saville still rocks the fashion world

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Fashion finds it difficult to get over Peter Saville. References abound to his work, past and present. His aesthetic stamp chimes constantly with fashion's offerings. That's because Saville isn't just fashionable.
      His work is a style unto itself. He's the original. In Factory cataloguing lingo, Saville would be FAC-0.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : independent.co.uk
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Gift Card Impressions Wins Two Graphic Design USA Awards for Innovative Packaging

19th Annual Designing Women presents

Gift Card Impressions, the leading provider of personalized solutions within the $110 billion gift card industry, received two Graphic Design USA Awards for Packaging.
      The company was recognized for its "Twas the Night" Scene Changer and Santa Character Presenter which were created exclusively for Target® for the 2013 Holiday season.
Cool graphic design inspiration Full story : digitaljournal.com
2014 ... related image See a screen shot

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