Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot, during the opening event
Museums Night on 18 January 2013
Awarded works of the "red dot: agency of the year", 601bisang, from Korea
Outstanding communication design in Basel

Excellent communication: "Design on stage" until 2 February 2013

Communication design is as smart and groundbreaking as never before – design enthusiasts can experience that in Basel, Switzerland. In close cooperation with the Basel School of Design as well as the Academy of Art and Design FHNW, red dot is presenting a cross section of all areas of communication design – at an international level. From game to packaging design and posters: The diversity of the exhibition “Design on stage” contributes to its fascination.

Over 500 awarded creative achievements represent all aspects of communication design from 43 different countries in a big show in the exhibition rooms of the Basel School of Design on the Lyss and at the Maurerhalle belonging to the Basel School of Design and the Academy of Art and Design FHNW.

The opening ceremony took place on 12 January 2013 in the presence of around 350 guests from local politics, economics and culture in the Collegiate Building of the University of Basel. Jean Jacques Schaffner, co-owner of the Basel design agency Schaffner & Conzelmann, as well as long-standing and internationally esteemed red dot jury member formulated theses on "Design" and speaker Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, paid tribute to the commitment of Basel’s creative industry.

The visitors are enthusiastic about the global diversity of modern communication design. For example, the "Museum Night" on 18 January 2013 attracted around 400 visitors to the exhibition. Only until 2 February 2013, the general public has the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of design expertise.

Exhibition locations
Auf der Lyss:
Exhibition rooms of the Basel School of Design, Spalenvorstadt 2, Basel

Galerie Graf & Schelble:
The works of the "red dot: agency of the year", 601bisang, are presented at Galerie Graf & Schelble, Spalenvorstadt 14 in Basel.

Maurerhalle:
The works of the "red dot: junior award" are presented at the Maurerhalle of the Basel School of Design and the Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Vogelsangstrasse 15 in Basel.

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When and where?
Only until 2 February 2013

Exhibition rooms of the Basel School of Design, Spalenvorstadt 2, Basel.
Entries for the" red dot: junior award" are on display in the Maurerhalle belonging to the Basel School of Design and the Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Vogelsangstrasse 15 in Basel.

Opening hours
Auf der Lyss:
Every day from 12 a.m. – 7 p.m., closed on Mondays. Open during Museums Night.

Galerie Graf & Schelble:
regular opening hours of the gallery (www.grafschelble.ch)

Maurerhalle:
Every day from 12 a.m. – 7 p.m., closed on Mondays.

Admission, tickets and guided tours
Auf der Lyss:
CHF 7.– for adults, CHF 5.– for young people over 14 and students. Tickets on sale at the exhibition venues

Galerie Graf & Schelble:
Admission free

Maurerhalle:
Admission free
Guided tours on request
reddot(at)designersfactory.com

Tourist & hotel information
Basel Tourist Office in the City Casino on Barfüsserplatz, Steinenberg 14 and at the SBB railway station
Tel. +41 61 268 68 68, Fax +41 61 268 68 70

Organisation
red dot Basel
c/o Schaffner & Conzelmann, Nicole Herrmann Grellingerstrasse 75, CH-4052 Basel
Tel. +41 61 260 80 80, Fax +41 61 260 80 81
reddot(at)designersfactory.com