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.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 – submission only until 9 June

Thursday, 1 June 2017

There is only one week left for agencies, designers and companies from around the world to enter their works and projects in the international Red Dot Award: Communication Design, which is being organised in 18 categories. A 24-member jury will evaluate every single entry individually and award the Red Dot seal exclusively to those who convince with good design quality and creativity. The final deadline is 9 June 2017.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design - Winners will be published in the Red Dot App

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 runs until 9 June only. The award opens agencies, designers and companies the doors to a worldwide network of creative minds and design-oriented companies, and offers the winners exclusive opportunities to communicate their success. One of the “Winners' Benefits” is the presentation of the award-winning work in the Red Dot App.


Award-winning design and its makers: “New Baraka – Building a Home with 30,000 People”

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of high design quality. Among the works which received a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the jury awards the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the top individual award was granted to “New Baraka – Building a Home with 30,000 People”, designed by denkwerk from Cologne, Germany.


With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 3)

Friday, 26 May 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 Shu Chang Kung, Renne Angelvuo, Seung Hun Yoo and Jean Jacques Schaffner will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.