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.


The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 in an interview: innovations of the bike industry, design processes as well as particularities of Canyon’s design

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The Canyon Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017. Led by Lars Wagner and Peter Kettenring, the Canyon Design Team was honoured for its consistently high design achievements. But what makes the design of the bicycles so special and how do the designers work? Red Dot spoke with Lars Wagner, Senior Industrial Designer Road Bikes, and with Peter Kettenring, Senior Industrial Designer Mountain Bikes.


New exhibition presents communication design in Taipei

Friday, 28 July 2017

Trends, strategies and projects of the taiwanese and international communication design scene: the new exhibition "Dialogue, Red Dot awarded Communication Design" opens on 3 July 2017 in the Red Dot Design Area Taipei.


Award-winning design and its makers: the electric guitar “Revstar”

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

In February, 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess thousands of objects for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 in a process spanning several days. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”, and the best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the electric guitar “Revstar” by Yamaha and Hamamatsu, designed by Piotr Stolarski, Toshihide Suzuki, Michael Tropper, Joohee Lee, Mark Jones and Volker Pflueger.


“Canyon – Design that talks”: exhibition by the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Since as early as 1988, one design team, that stands out through its continuously innovative design work and sets standards in its respective industry, is honoured each year. In 2017, this title of honour went to the Canyon Design Team, which consistently uses design as a strategic tool in the bicycle industry. The bike manufacturer from Koblenz, Germany, is presenting its design achievements in the exhibition “Design that talks” which is on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 27 August.