The A’ Packaging Design Awards & Competition is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, design companies and other businesses in the manufacturing industry worldwide. Submissions can be made to Furniture Design, Interiors, Electronic Devices, Architecture, Packaging, Graphic Design, Ready-Made, Jewelry Design, Interfaces, Web Sites, Transportation, Yacht Design and others. View a list of all design award categories and requirements.
Winners in the A’ Packaging Design Awards & Competition benefit beyond just the award by gaining exposure through the exhibition, yearbook, PR and publicity, world design rankings inclusion, feedback from the jury, winner’s manual. newsletter announcements and of course the gala evening. See the full list of benefits.
Entries to the A’ Packaging Design Awards & Competition are peer-reviewed and anonymously voted by an expert 50-person jury panel consisting of scholars, design professionals and media members following strict evaluation guidelines.
A’ Design Award winner projects will be exhibited in 3 countries in 2015. First, the award winners will be exhibited at Mood, Como, Italy, followed by the exhibition in Hometex – Amsterdam, Netherlands and finally a grand exhibition will take place at Dublin, Ireland to celebrate Dublin’s 2015 World Design Hub designation.
The deadline for submission is September 30, 2014, and results will be announced to the public on April 15, 2014 when the award winners’ exhibition starts. The winning work will also be showcased here on Lovely Package on April 15, 2015.
For further information please visit: whatisadesigncompetition.com
Check out some early 2015 winners after the jump.
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“Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 427,000 in 2013 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding. As of December 2013, Volvo Cars had over 23,000 employees worldwide.”
Design by: Stockholm Design Lab
Opinion/Notes: Although it’s one of the biggest car brands, the update to Volvo’s logo lands in Noted instead of Reviewed since there aren’t many supporting images and it’s not a drastic change. Also, the critique is minimal: Much better! Moving away from the heavier chrome look into a matte finish makes the logo far more elegant and moving the type inside the ring makes it more integrated. The difference between the Volvo Cars and AB Volvo logo is so minimal I question why it was necessary — it’s bound to create confusion and wrong usage.
Select Quote: Volvo needed a re-design of the iron mark, optimized for communication and versatile for all types of applications. The logo has been simplified in its purest form and conveys the brand’s vision; to be the world’s most progressive and desirable premium car brand.Read More →