Our 57th anniversary winners’ showcase, the 2020 GDUSA Design Annual reflects the increasingly expansive ways in which graphic design shapes business and society.
Showcasing the increasingly expansive ways in which graphic design shapes business, society, products, services, commerce and culture.
Sponsored by Erickson Stock, GDUSA’s American Health + Wellness Design Awards™ honors outstanding graphic communication by this high-profile segment of the economy.
For more than five decades, this has been GDUSA’s flagship graphic design competition for all members of the community for the lone freelancer to the largest agencies and departments.
The American Inhouse Design Awards is the premier showcase for outstanding work by inhouse designers.
The annual GDUSA competition celebrates the power of design to forge an emotional link with the buyer at the moment of truth…
This summer, to give designers an opportunity to become better acquainted with digital printing technology — as well as digital papers that can enhance design projects and solutions — GDUSA conducted a special “Digital Print Cover Competition.” Neenah was a natural sponsor given its rich variety of paper colors and textures for digital print applications. […]
Digital printing is the fastest growing segment of the print world and vital to the future of graphic communications. The latest GDUSA reader survey reveals that three in four designers have bought or specified digital printing in the past year, but our readers tell us that, the world being what it is, they have not […]
We are always trying to identify and spotlight new areas of growth and opportunity for creative professionals, an especially vital endeavor in these pinched times. We believe we have fallen upon an absolute natural extension of our awards programs — a “no-brainer” if you will — the American Health + Wellness Design Awards™. The reason (almost) goes […]
A hunt for advertising, graphic design and marketing communications agencies to locate a state-of-the-art printer in the heart of New York City — why not? Game on with the #PhaserHunt, an interactive social contest sponsored by Xerox. Hosted during NYCxDESIGN, which showcased and promoted design of all disciplines, the #PhaserHunt drew on social media to […]
In May of 1973 this ad ran for the “Day-Glo Goes Anywhere Contest” which offered the winner Two Tickets to Anywhere! Here’s how it worked: Send Day-Glo your “Ticket to Anywhere” (green ticket bottom right) and “You’ll receive a free Day-Glo Design Kit, complete with color charts, felt tip markers, layout paper, and complete rules . […]
ONE and iStockphoto have launched a mulitmedia contest to fight global poverty. Whether you’re liberal or conservative, a dog person or cat lover, a Yankees or Red Sox fan, you’re invited to take part in a unique contest that brings opposites together to change the world. ONE, a 3 million-strong global advocacy organization that fights […]
Let’s not pretend for a second that spec contests are good for designers. Spec contests have worked out pretty well for transatlantic flight and mapping the human genome, but are more or less a poison for emerging designers. Those businesses who source their design work to internet-based spec contests are promoting a cynical race to the […]