Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017

“Every next big thing starts with a free thought” – thjnk is Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2017

This year, the title of honour “Red Dot: Agency of the Year” goes to the full-service agency thjnk. This is the well-deserved recognition for the continuous and above-average design successes of the agency from Hamburg: In 2017 alone, it could win over 21 awards.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

A look beneath the surface: the use of colour in design

Colouring is more than just the mere decor of a product. It is of central importance, because it has an effect of how a product is perceived and can strengthen the brand recognition. Furthermore, social trends and developments can be reflected by colours.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The kick off of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018: The registration period begins on 9 October 2017

Early Bird, Regular and Latecomer: These three registration phases will again be available for the participants at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The first phase will start on 9 October. Here you can find all further dates.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

More than just lettering: Typography

“By the Way”, designed by Thomas Wirtz, and “Kontrapunkt Miki”, designed by Kontrapunkt Group A/S, perfeclty illustrate the diversity of the category “Typography” in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

International Yearbook Communication Design 2017/2018 presents Red Dot awarded creative achievements

On 14 November 2017, the International Yearbook Communication Design 2017/2018 will be published. It gives an overview in words and pictures of the works which received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017: from packaging design to posters, typographies, online projects and advertising campaigns to annual reports and apps.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The “Omni-Fuse” by VIBRAM and Hankook Tire – Interview with Designer Robert Lee

It is designed to be handled easy and to revolutionise hiking: Omni-Fuse is a design concept that is the result of a collaboration between Hankook Tire and VIBRAM. Red Dot talked to its Designer Robert Lee.


Sharp and award-winning: the knife series by TV cook Sarah Wiener

Friday, 16 November 2012

Kitchen knives are among the most important tools for any cook – nobody knows this better than TV cook and “red dot: best of the best” laureate Sarah Wiener. Just as her cuisine is based on freshness and quality, this knife series, which is named after the celebrity chef, speaks for tradition and form. The series is made up of nine pieces manufactured by Pott, a long-established German knife maker, in a traditional process involving 90 different steps. The blades are extremely tough and rust resistant, as well as flexible and resilient: They stay sharp for a long time and can easily be sharpened at home.


PROUD paper on the added value of co-design

Thursday, 15 November 2012

In our everyday life, we are always surrounded by design: regardless of whether it is the toothbrush you use day by day, a website on which you try to find some information or the infrastructure which surrounds you. Thereby, people put the most different demands on the market. Claims, which need to be satisfied by designers, architects and manufacturers alike. Dealing with peoples’ different perspectives and ideals is a challenge within the design process.


Allow free play to creative ideas

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Too many cooks spoil the broth? As if! The more experts deal with a certain problem, the more diverse and successful the final result may turn out. Especially in the field of design, companies use crowd-sourcing and encourage engineers and designers, to jointly develop ideas for new projects.


Creative and unique: the red dot design museum presents "Digilog 601: Harmony thru Design" by 601bisang from Seoul

Monday, 12 November 2012

After the successful presentation of this year’s prize-winning works in Berlin, Germany, the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, now showcases the exhibition of the most successful agency of the year, 601bisang from Seoul, as well as a selection of works which were rewarded in 2012. From 16 November till 6 January 2013, the former boiler house of world heritage Zollverein will turn into a place for current communication design at the highest level. The visitors of the exhibitions may look forward to the latest, innovative works in the field of communication design.