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.


From Koblenz to the USA – and until the weekend with a special exhibition in Essen: Canyon Bicycles

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Tour de France, US expansion and the title Red Dot: Design Team of the Year - it was an exciting year for bicycle manufacturer Canyon. The special exhibition “Canyon - Design that talks” and the work of the design team at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen can be admired until 27 August.


Award-winning design and its makers: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A T-shirt dyed with graphite powder – this is the core idea of “Graphi-Tee”. It is based on a solution approach for more sustainability in the textile industry. The idea and the implementation convinced the jury to give the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. A conversation with the designers.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 – the winners in the anniversary year are selected

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2017. With its vast experience, the award once again selected this year’s excellent achievements: the winners of the international competition have been chosen, and receive the Red Dot seal in recognition of their convincing design quality and creativity.


With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 6)

Friday, 4 August 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”. Among others, Thebe Ikalafeng, Philipp Teufel, Thilo von Debschitz and Akira Kobayashi are part of this year’s jury.