World Design Rankings

filoferru outdoor chair by robby cantarutti and partners
Filoferru Outdoor Chair by Robby Cantarutti and Partners

Since 2010 the A’ Design Awards have been tracking and displaying important data gathered from their prestigious competition at the World Design Rankings (WDR). The lengthy list has recently been updated to reflect the results of the past year and is now viewable to the general public.

 

Featuring entrants from 97 countries the WDR aims to highlight key data and insights to economists and journalists with regards to the design industry in the hopes of supporting and advocating innovative work. Included in this year’s list are nine new countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Luxembourg, Kenya, Tanzania, Liechtenstein, Armenia, Cameroon and Swaziland) as well as a Design Business Insights section which shows which countries are leading the way in any particular category or discipline.

Those interested in the success of an individual designer (as opposed to a complete country) should visit the Design Classification section instead. Here you will find rankings for profressionals in a variety of creative fields including architecture, interior design, furniture design, fashion design, graphic design, packaging and more. Supporting this list is the Designer Rankings platform which sets aside categories to present the overall rankings of a designer and the awards they have won.

 

Here are a selection of winners from the 2017 competition:

 

Pepsi X SHFW SS 2017 Ltd Edition Can Graphics
Pepsi X SHFW SS 2017 Ltd Edition Can Graphics by PepsiCo

 

Loyly Public Sauna and Restaurant by Avanto Architects Ltd
Loyly Public Sauna and Restaurant by Avanto Architects Ltd.

 

Pa House House by Guilherme Torres

Pa House House by Guilherme Torres

 

Renard GT Motorcycle by Andres Uibomäe

Renard GT Motorcycle by Andres Uibomäe

 

Tactica One bottleopener by Michael Chijoff

Tactica One Bottle opener by Michael Chijoff

 

Urban locker by Wanna One

Lock and Be Free Urban locker by Wanna One

 

Submissions for the The 2018 A’Design Awards are now open and provide a unique chance to showcase your work and gain valuable insight from industry experts. To participate in the event, register your work here. Winners from the event will be announced in mid-April on Grain Edit. Good Luck!

 

A'Design logo

This post was brought to you in collaboration with the A’ Design Award Competition which aims to recognize the best design work from around the world.

Interested in sponsoring Grain Edit? Visit our sponsorship page for more info.

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/aEqnL_71lPk/

Run Studio Run

Run studio run book

Building and sustaining a design firm is a massive endeavor and until recently there has been a lack of material on the subject. In Run Studio Run, a new book published by Extracurricular Press, Eli Altman sheds light on the topic and shares valuable insights that help to shape his naming/branding agency A Hundred Monkeys. With stories and personal commentary, Eli digs into the nitty gritty of running a business and the challenges along the way. Joining him are a diverse cast of studio owners and freelancers including Aaron Draplin, Kate Bingaman-Burt and Brent Couchman that provide advice and tips throughout the book. Run Studio Run is still in fundraising mode, but should be released this coming Spring. To support production costs and secure a copy please visit the Kickstarter campaign. Prints, pins and notebooks designed by the team at Moniker are also available as special rewards for backers.

 

 

 

Run studio run book

Design by Moniker

Run studio run book

Featuring insights and tips from
Commercial Type, Draplin Design Co., Hey Studio, High Pressure Zone, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Manual, Moniker, Mikey Burton, OCD, Perky Bros., Stansion, Tung, Under Consideration, and The Weekend Press.

 

 

 

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Magdiel Lopez
Damien Poulain
Kelly Thorn

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/8bbhWbSm7UU/

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio is an illustrator and designer who focuses on motion graphics and editorial projects. She often employs fluid lines and playful patterns to craft lighthearted drawings that capture the comforts found in everyday actives. In her collection “The Rest”, she illuminates the quiet moments that occur between the chaos that comes with modern life. The pieces feature a tranquil cast of characters such as a commuter riding the train and a gardener enjoying the aromas of his plants.

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio

Elda Broglio

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Magdiel Lopez
Damien Poulain
Kelly Thorn

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/sMC9bHpcJDs/

Stéréo Buro

Stereo Buro

Stéréo Buro is a Parisian multidisciplinary studio founded by Diane Boivin, Christelle Ménage, and Silvia Dore. After working at prominent agencies throughout Europe, the trio joined forces to create a new studio and combine their unique and complementary skills. Today they craft compelling work for music festivals, workshops, and exhibitions throughout France. While designing promotional posters and brochures, they explore a wide variety of styles and often push the boundaries of unconventional type.

Stereo Buro

Stereo Buro

Stereo Buro

Stereo Buro

Stereo Buro

Stereo Buro

Stereo Buro

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Karan Singh
Upland Sour Ales
Homework

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/Nf353fltNC8/

Stefan Hürlemann

Stefan Hurlemann

Stefan Hürlemann uses personal side projects to help him pursue his love for type and experimentation. Since 2016, he has participated in the weekly challenge offered by blankposter.com, a site that encourages artists to design a poster based off of a randomly generated word. This exercise pushes him to use a variety of typefaces and explore different techniques and tools. These explorations have also inspired him to analyze unique themes and move his work in new directions.

Stefan Hurlemann

Stefan Hurlemann

Stefan Hurlemann

Stefan Hurlemann

Stefan Hurlemann

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Erik Kirtley
Magdiel Lopez
Pavlov Visuals

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/8YaIKqa5v9U/

Studio Mut

Studio Mut

Thomas Kronbichler and Martin Kerschbaumer are the creative minds behind Studio Mut. Working with clients in the art and culture industries, they craft vibrant posters for festivals and galleries. Employing simple forms and flawless type, they create great work that is bold and compelling.

Studio Mut

Studio Mut

Studio Mut

Studio Mut

Studio Mut

Studio Mut

Studio Mut

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Opisso Studio
Naonori Yago
Martina Paukova

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/RlFxg_6fgiw/

The Department

The Department

The Department is a San Francisco-based design studio with a focus on the restaurant and hospitality industries. I’m particularly fond of their work for Burma Superstar. The bistro’s branding features elegant pattern work and a variety of perfectly paired typefaces. Playing a starring role is the brand’s mascot, a Buddha that wears a warm and welcoming smile. Some of these elements are also present in the identity system of the restaurant’s sister location, a great brunch spot called B Star. Instead of the Buddha, the establishment’s logo is a bold blue “B” that harks back to the signage of 1950s American breakfast diners. The charming graphics have won the hearts of hungry San Franciscans and have helped the eateries stand out for over a decade.

The Department

The Department

The Department

The Department

The Department

The Department

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Werklig
Supero
Snask

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/in-VBNgHReY/

Aart-Jan Venema

Aart Jan Venema

Aart-Jan Venema’s illustrations put a smile on my face. Brimming with loose brush strokes and bursting with color, his work is exuberant and refreshingly childlike. I’m especially fond of the piece above that he created for the Dutch Newspaper NRC. The drawing corresponds with an article that discusses captcha forms which are used to distinguish humans from bots. By creating a hilarious wonderland filled with dogs, ice cream cones, and bowling balls, he portrays the folly of picture captchas and how they can be difficult for users to complete.

Aart Jan Venema

Aart Jan Venema

Aart Jan Venema

Aart Jan Venema

Aart Jan Venema

Aart Jan Venema

Aart Jan Venema

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Felipe Posada
Damien Poulain
Jesse Ledoux

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/CltgdPgAxaE/

Park Jinhan

Park Jinhan

Park Jinhan is a talented designer based in Seoul. He often crafts inventive letterforms and layers elements in an intriguing manner. This can be seen throughout his poster work where his intricate, yet structured compositions are full of details that guide the viewer’s eyes through each piece.

Park Jinhan

Park Jinhan

Park Jinhan

Park Jinhan

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Raffinerie
Pouya Ahmadi
Marta Gawin

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/BboB0j2hZ6k/

Sponsor // Mighty Deals Holiday Bundle: 400+ Design Elements

Holiday vector art

The holidays are approaching and Mighty Deals has prepared a special deal of holiday inspired vectors. Hand-drawn elements, greeting cards, background patterns, illustrations, text effects are just a few of the items part of this massive package. All-in-all over 400 design elements are included and AI, EPS and PSD files are provided to allow for customization.

See the complete package here.

 

Christmas Vector Art

Holiday vector art

Holiday Vectors

 

See the complete collection of 400+ Holiday Design Elements here.

——————–

This post is brought to you by Mighty Deals

Interested in sponsoring grain edit? 
Visit our sponsorship page for more info.

——————–

Also worth viewing:

Stock.io – Download 100os of Free Vectors, Photos, Icons and Fonts
Hulse Durrell
Homework

Follow us on RSSInstagramPinterestWanelo

——————–

Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GrainEdit/~3/d6El_BEI3K4/