WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 69 represented countries, followed by Italy, England, Japan, Brazil, China, Germany, Korea, Hong Kong and Turkey which took the top positions in 2013.
The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design industry. The ultimate aim of the world design rankings is to contribute to global design culture through advocating and highlighting good design. The rankings aim to provide a snapshot of the state-of-art and design potentials of countries worldwide by highlighting their creative strengths, design weaknesses and available opportunities.
See how each country stacked up.
A’ Design Award and Competition
A’ Design Award and Competition aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products worldwide. The primary aim of the award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners while supporting the global design culture, creating incentives for entrants to come up with superior designs for a better future. Learn more or submit your projects at designaward.com
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Established in 1919, AIG (American International Group) is an international insurance organization with commercial, institutional, and individual customers in more than 130 countries providing property-casualty insurance as well as life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG is best (worst?) known for its economic crisis in 2008 and being bailed out by the Federal Reserve Bank and the United States Treasury (i.e., some taxpayer money in there) to the tune of $ 90ish billion. With AIG gradually repaying its debt, it’s time to shed the logo that associated the firm with the financial crisis in preparation for a complete “rebrand of its property casualty and life and retirement segments later this fall.” No design credit given.
“Our new logo reflects a rebuilt and forward looking AIG — contemporary, dynamic, transparent, and revitalized. Every day, we are working to build on that accomplishment by continuing to innovate, while providing our clients with outstanding products and services.”
— Press Release
It’s hard to write a 500-word essay about this logo change. This is so simple and basic it hurts: AIG is going from old school, royal-blue rectangle, serif logo to a friendlier, brighter blue rectangle (in a stroke), sans serif logo. That’s it. The implications are obvious, if not exactly dramatic: appear less corporate, less scary, and signal — by going to the bare minimum opposite visual cues — that this is a new kind of company. Mazel tov. It works. For a company this size, under this kind of scrutiny, any move is a big move, so the restrained redesign probably makes most sense and unless there is some wildly creative application of the logo, this is probably as exciting and interesting as this redesign is going to get. To its credit, the execution is fairly competent through a nice typeface selection, a pretty hue of blue, and a stroke thickness that matches the “I” in the name — in terms of simplicity and bluntness, they got it right.Read More →
WDR – World Design Rankings announced the rankings of countries based on the number of design awards won at international juried arts & design competitions and awards.
United States ranked as number 1 among the 47 represented countries, followed by Turkey, Hong-Kong, Italy, United Kingdom and South Korea. The WDR – World Design Rankings aims to provide additional data and insights to economists and journalists regarding the state-of-art in design and arts industry. The ultimate aim of the ranking is to contribute to global design & art scape through advocating and highlighting good design, arts and architecture.
WDR Representative Frank Scott noted that this is the first time that such an international ranking for design & arts has been implemented and added “We hope to ignite further competition in the design industry and arts by providing the world design rankings; we believe this is very important for the world, because more competition would lead to better designs; better designs mean longer-lasting products, more ergonomic designs, highly socially responsible projects and so on. At micro-level, the world design rankings help designers understand their world-wide position, however most importantly, at macro-level the world design rankings will push the participating designers, artists and architects to do better, to come up with better products and designs which in turn would create positive impacts for our future generations”.
About WDR – World Design Rankings
World Design Rankings ranks the countries based on design awards won, currently the data has been provided by A’ Design Awards & Competitions, one of the worlds’ most prestigious design awards and competitions with thousands of entries. To learn more about world design rankings and to also see sub-country design rankings please visit: worlddesignrankings.com
About A’ Design Award and Competitions
A’ Design Award and Competitions, aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products. A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually and internationally in multiple categories to reach a wide, design-oriented audience. To learn more visit: whatisadesigncompetition.com
To see some of the winners which effected the World Design Rankings, visit: awardeddesigns.com
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