That's right, it's time once again for The New Yorker's annual Eustace Tilley Contest, now in its sixth year. The iconic Eustace Tilley character, who returns to grace anniversary issues each year, was drawn by Rea Irvin, the magazine’s first art editor, for the cover of the first issue of The New Yorker in 1925, with readers invited for some years now to contibute Tilley reinterpretations.
The Pentawards has as its mission the global promotion of packaging design. Brigitte Evrard, Pentawards co-founder, states that: "Packaging design is a very demanding and difficult discipline, as it is subject to the laws of a market more and more focused on cost reduction and short-term profitability. Packaging designers must often do a lot with a little. The goal of the Pentawards is to reward designs originating from all markets, from mass-market to luxury."
At least you would if you were the Jon Scraper character in an amusing little HTML5-based retro video game tied to the upcoming One Show Awards honoring top ad work with a respected One Show Pencil. Help Jon dodge well-known advertising icons in Madville, during the quest to reach his deadline at One Show. If you needed an incentive beyond mildly amusing time wasting, keep in mind that the name topping the leaderboard by 10 am EST, May 9, will snag two tickets to the One Show Interactive. Head to killforapencil.com to start jumping.
Communication Arts magazine has been running visual communications competitions for many years, with Interactive being one of the more recent. The 35 winners of the latest iteration, which includes websites, kiosks, CD-ROM projects and mobile devices, are covered in the March/April issue of the magazine but they come to life on the competition website. Above is the FontBook for iPad app, which won in the Information Design category.
Our congratulations to creativebits member Luc Desaulniers, who took home the first place prize in the October 123RF.com Design Challenge on Graphics.com. Each month participants are invited to submit entries for a mythical design brief, in this case for Bio Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Eulda was launched in 2006 as a graphic design award scheme to reward the best logos and trademarks designed in Europe. The competition was subsequently expanded to have an international scope and is known now as Wolda, the Worldwide Logo Design Annual. The competition now includes categories for students and young designers, as well as the ability to submit not just individual logos but logo systems. Giving the awards scheme considerable weight is its endorsement by more than 100 design associations and schools, as well as a broad range of media partners.
Wolda recently announced the winners of its 2009 edition, which includes 92 logos selected from nearly 2,000 entries from all over the world. They're posted on the organization's site but I've included a few of my favorites here. You might recognize the one above, Circus of Magazines, designed by Olivier Courbet, since it not only took home Wolda's Best of the World, Best of Americas and Best of United States awards, but was also an Overall winner in the recent Mediabistro Logo Awards.
Entries are currently being accepted for the Wolda 2010 edition, with this time the winning logos being selected by all participating designers and with winning entries being displayed just on the web site and not in a printed annual, both moves resulting in a lower entry fee of 21 euros.
The competition provides you the opportunity to design carpets. The winning designs will be produced in a limited edition and sold exclusively on CarpetVista.com. You and your art will be marketed on Europe’s largest trading place for textile art.