Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

Henkel Wants Your Package Design To Stick!

We have come a long way from using crude materials like reeds, bags made from animals and wooden boxes for packaging. Modern packaging needs to contain, protect, preserve, transport, inform and sell. It needs to be clever, attractive, sustainable and innovative. One of the driving forces in this field is Henkel. There’s an open call for The Henkel Interactive Packaging Design Contest. Winner gets 3,000 euros and instant bragging rights. Register here!

0 Last Date For Submissions: 18th March 2011

2011 IDEA Awards Registrations Are Closing In

2011 IDEA Awards Registrations Are Closing In

A quick reminder to all you designers out there, the 2011 IDEA Awards registrations are about to close. The extended entry period is up to 13th February. Student designers please note that all late registration fees are being waived off, especially for you. The IDSA IDEA awards have been called “the Oscar’s of design” …and for good reason! IDEA award winners are deemed such shining examples of design excellence that for the 2nd year in a row the Henry Ford will house IDEA winners in its private collection! This year Yanko Design is one of the Media Partners and want you to participate and WIN!

0 Registrations Close: 13th February, 2011, 11:59 PT

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

2011 Electrolux Design Lab Compettiton – Are You Ready For Intelligent Mobility

One of the most nail-biting moments of my life was seeing the 8 Finalists of 2010 Electrolux Design Lab explaining their projects to some very inquisitive judges. It is one thing to just submit concepts on paper for evaluation and another thing to defend your views, stand your ground and come out triumphant! This is what Electrolux Design Lab is all about, standing up for your convictions! The 2011 competition is looking for you to offer Intelligent Mobility solutions for cooking, storing food and cleaning up whilst using existing technologies.

0 Entries Close: Sunday May 1, 2011, 23:59

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part V

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part V

Today marks the end of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase. The results will be out soon and all our best wishes to the 300 students who have made the cut. The final lap has some conversational pieces, like the broom that snaps up tall or the innovative currency coin redesign. Let us know project caught your fancy! Incase you need to refresh your memory, have a look at Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4, before you decide.

0 Results will be out soon!

Art Stars Competition by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren

Art Stars Competition by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren

It’s all right to have a competitive streak in you if that’s one of the reasons why you compete. However in the business of art and design most of the time it’s for the love of creativity and recognition that we seek such challenges. Art Stars Design Competition hosted by Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren is an opportunity to show off your skills and hang out with mega mentors like Jasper Joffe, Alëxone, & CASE in their studio for a week! You also get to take home a €1,000 commission prize with €500 for material costs.

0 Last Date: 4th February 2011

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part IV

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part IV

Today’s lineup of 2011 iF concept design Showcase is interestingly different. Why? Because it contains many projects dedicated to Communication and Multimedia Design. This includes a broad spectrum of books, magazines and posters. One particular poster that tugs my heartstrings is the one dedicated to Domestic Violence. It communicates the irony of fate with such raw emotions and is overwhelming. Anyway, besides the C & M segment, the usual jamboree of product design is included to lighten up the mood. Enjoy!

0 Do come back tomorrow to check out the last installment.

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part III

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part III

Welcome to Day 3 of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase. The journey so far has seen us display many new concepts and some refined designs. Putting David Craib’s word to perspective: Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.” Let’s jump in and refresh ourselves with projects that say “look at this!”. For those who missed it, catch Day 1 and Day 2 here.

0 Do come back tomorrow to check the next 60 Designs

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part II

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part II

Judging from yesterday’s comments on Part 1 of the 2011 iF concept design Showcase, I must clarify that we are spreading the 300 Shortlisted Entries over the five working days of this week. So today is Day 2 of of the festivities and I am happy to showcase some déjà vu projects in the lineup! This simply means that some of the projects in today’s 60 have been featured on Yanko Design before! How awesome! So without further delay, lets look at the second batch of nominees…

0 Do come back tomorrow to check the next 60 Designs

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part I

The 2011 iF concept design Showcase on Yanko Design – Part I

It has been the most fantastic journey to sift through the 300 shortlisted entries of the 2011 iF concept design awards. Yanko Design being the Official Media Partners, was privy to this exclusive list. I call it exclusive because this is the first time the entire lineup will be exhibited anywhere on this blogosphere. Generally the Winning One Hundred entries are showcased and that’s about it. Cheers to the designers & design schools for their encouragement. Here’s a look at the first batch of inspirational, innovative and intuitive designs.

0 Do come back tomorrow to check the next 60 Designs

Red Dot Product Design Awards – Registrations Are Open

Red Dot Product Design Awards – Registrations Are Open

The Early Bird Registrations for the Red Dot Product Design Awards 2011 were closed on 3rd December 2010, however there’s time. Regular Registrations are still open for the procrastinators until 21st January 2011. I’d love for a YD reader to win the coveted Red Dot and we’ll celebrate together! After all we are Red Dot Design Awards’ Media Partners! Just so you know, all you designers are winners to us, so champys for everyone!

0 Regular Registrations Close on 21 January 2011

World Kitchen What’s Bubbling? Kitchen Tools! Design Competition

World Kitchen “What’s Bubbling? Kitchen Tools!” Design Competition

Update: Closed!

“Put that emotion in the food, because it’s so much more rewarding down the line”; says Hell’s Kitchen celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey. Cooking has become such a habitual ritual that we rarely put in the extra effort for gourmet meals. Blame it on time constrains or pressures of life, but home-cooking has undergone major transformations, demanding serious changes in our kitchen too.

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

Design of the Decade: ClearRx

The first decade of the 21st century has been frequently accused of lacking coherence. Ironically, coherence emerged as one of the prevailing themes of some of the decade’s most important design work. Target’s Clear Rx bottles—hailed by IDSA’s esteemed jury as the standout Design of the Decade receiving a gold award and it’s designed by a student no less.

0 Credit: Deborah Adler, Klaus Rosburg of Sonic Design, Patrick Douglas, Matthew Grisik

Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Someone rightly said that Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda & philosophy. All it takes to tie all this up into a great presentation is a worthy platform. And that platform is the IDEA Design Awards. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. This year, it’s time for you to shine, it’s time for you to tell your story…. register here to enter the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards! Details inside…

0 Last Date: Jan 28, 2011, 11:59 PM PT