Graphic Design

Last weekend saw Canberra host the 2017 AGDA Awards. While there was a selection of well-deserved wins for some incredible work there was also, in my opinion, a stack of amazing work that was not recognised. Here’s a small selection of work that didn’t win and left me scratching my head. Vista by Voice Design, Dasher + Fisher by Co-Partnership, Bare Witness by RE, Shortys by The Colour Club, Shop Around by Toko and D’Angelo Coffee by Band.

D&AD Awards Showcase

Common Curiosity

The D&AD Awards Showcase is a platform to celebrate the years winners of the D&AD student briefs. Common Curiosity created a display system based around D&AD’s iconic pencil. Pegboard panels are populated with colour coded pencils denoting the level of award each student has won, along with a number of playful ways to utilise the humble pencil, including a big pencil of pencils!

D&AD’s 2017 Annual

Studio Sutherl&

Studio Sutherl&’s design for the 2017 D&AD Annual cleverly reinstates the Annual as the Design Bible needed in everybody’s lives. Simple covers and multiple ribbons, which the reader can use to bookmark projects they admire, keeps the design both elegant and functional. Copy, written by Nick Asbury, repeatedly uses ampersands (in reference to the & in D&AD) to give the Annual an additional element of personality and ownability.

The great Lance Wyman has designed a pin to help raise money for Mexico. A lovely subtle reference for graphic design fans makes for a beautiful pin design. Pins can be purchased here.