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bi-monthly bulletin of the International Council of Design, ico-D

May 2017


regional meeting: latin america

regional meeting: latin america

The ico-D Regional Meeting (RM Latin America 2017) was conducted in Santiago (Chile) on 19–20 January 2017 as a way to actively engage with the Latin American design community.

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communication design: release of volume 4 (1+2)

communication design:
new volume released

“This Volume Four double issue is published in the year that the term ‘post-truth’ entered the Oxford Dictionary. With political commentary being obsessed by ‘fake news’, Brexit and Donald Trump, ‘post-truth’ has come to mean the idea that public opinion is increasingly being shaped less by objective reporting than by emotion-driven personal beliefs.”—Teal Triggs, Editor-in-Chief

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new member story

new member story

Founded in 2006, Wuhan Institute of Design and Sciences (WIDS) is located on the East Lake of Wuhan in Central China's Hubei province. Its new Bachelor programme is a multidisciplinary degree equally weighted in both design and science.

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world design day 2017 start young report

world design day 2017 start young recap

Early design awareness was the goal of the workshop created by ico-D and Marc Kandalaft of We are rap. for World Design Day 2017: Start Young. The workshops happened 27 April in five countries in five languages.

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instagram takeover

instagram takeover

This week @tiguerecorp, an independent design studio based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is taking over our instagram! Follow them @theicod to learn more about their recent projects, including the catalogue for the 2017 Whitney Biennial and a web app that helps you find out the native tree that is right for you.

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ico-D feature interview

member news

The Royal College of Art is launching a new programme in its School of Communication, MA Digital Direction. Here, Professor Neville Brody, Dean of the School of Communication at the RCA, explains more.

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ico-D events

15 July deadline for nominations

Call for nominations to the 2017–2019 ico-D Executive Board. Nominations are accepted for the positions of President Elect 2017–2019 (President 2019–2021), Secretary General, Treasurer and Vice President (5 positions). Elections to be held at the 27 General Assembly.

Nominations may be made via the ico-D 27GA registration site no later than 15 July 2017.

27GA registration site

For more information: 27GA event page



ADAA news

Competition is now open for Session 2. Deadline to submit: 12 June 2017

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ipartner news

communication design

ico-D’s research journal: Communication Design has an Open Call for future issues.

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world design summit congress

world design summit congress

Haruko Tsutsui, concept creator, storyteller, and now creative director of global agency Dentsu (Japan), works by her agency’s philosophy to serve clients “by providing solutions that meet the challenges presented by changes in society, the environment and consumer lifestyles”.

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postings + announcements

call for ideas World Design Summit Call for speakers SVA: typography workshop in Rome (Italy) ADAA: Become a Judge!

ico-D endorsed events

Taiwan International Graphic Design Award 2017

European Design Award

Taiwan International Student Design Competition

the one show 2017

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