World Graphics Day has been celebrated annually on 27 April since 1995 as an occasion for designers to reflect and hope that Icograda’s global network can contribute to greater understanding between people and help build bridges where divides and inequities exist. This year, the occasion coincides with the opening of Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver, hosted in partnership the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC).
Design by: Ana Kunej and Zlatka Salopek
Designer: Masato Watanabe
Designer: Oisín Share
Building on the strategic priorities of global advocacy, unity and engagement, Icograda is inviting a global exchange on design’s value. On 27 April 2010, using the power of social media, individuals worldwide are invited to complete the sentence: “I value design because…”
Ways to participate:
Stick to the point. Use 140 characters on twitter.com with the hash tag #wgd2010
Show us how you see it. Post images on flickr.com that represent design’s value and add them to the group World Graphics Day
Speak your mind. Post video on youtube.com with the tag ‘World Graphics Day’
Tell all your Friends. Change your status on facebook.com
This event’s organized by Icograda (the International Council of Graphic Design Associations), that is the world body for professional communication design. There promotes communication designers’ vital role in society and commerce and unifies the voices of graphic designers and visual communicators worldwide. The vision, mission and core values of the Council are collectively embodied in the statement ‘leading creatively’ and manifested through our Members’ diverse activities to use design as a medium for progressive change.