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.


With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 4)

Friday, 9 June 2017

The heart of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the jury. With its expertise, it assesses thousands of submissions each year on the basis of established criteria. In 2017, there are 24 globally recognised experts who meet in Essen, Germany, to jointly decide in a multi-day process about the awarding of the coveted label “Red Dot”. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Uwe Melichar, Damon Aval, Gustavo Greco and Holger Windfuhr will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017. The “Latecomer” registration phase runs until 9 June 2017.


Communication design on the highest level: excellent Online projects

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The participation period of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 ends on 9 June. Agencies, designers and companies from all over the world are currently called upon to submit their well-designed and creative works and projects from the field of communication design. A total of 18 categories are available for participation, one of them is “Online”. In 2016, the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines campaign “iFly50” and the website “*noa – network of architecture” were awarded by the Red Dot Jury.


Award-winning design and its makers: the sofa “Uptown”

Tuesday, 6 June 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 sofa “Uptown” by Paola Lenti, designed by Francesco Rota.


Award ceremony, after-show party and exhibition opening: Red Dot honours the best in the design industry

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

The event to honour the designers and manufacturers that have won the Red Dot this year will take place on 3 July 2017. Each year, the award ceremony in Essen’s Aalto-Theater and the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum attract hundreds of representatives of the world’s best brands and design offices to the Ruhr Region. Participants from all over the globe entered thousands of products in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 to have them evaluated by the jury. Those objects that won over the 39-member expert jury with their well thought-through design won a Red Dot, while the best products of the year received the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best.