The winners of the 2017 European Design Awards have been unveiled at a ceremony in Porto’s Rivoli Theatre. This yr’s Awards gathered a file variety of submissions coming from 34 completely different nations, whereas the awarded work got here from 24 European nations in whole. Within the 41 competitors classes, the ED-Awards juries handed out 32 gold, 49 silver, and 49 bronze prizes.
The 2017 European Design Company of the yr is Silo. Silo identities itself as a human-centered design company with concepts. It combines design, UX and branding experience to assist shoppers suppose past the anticipated and innovate their companies. Silo is the primary studio to ever win the title “European Design Company of the yr” in two completely different events (the primary one being 2010).
The ED-Awards Better of Present was given to Cymru Wales Sans, a singular household of fonts representing Wales in an genuine and inventive method. In response to the jury, the particular font household addresses a really particular want in a completely up to date method (on print, digital and indicators). It’s a good instance of what typography can do for the general public sphere.
The ED-Awards Jury Prize was awarded to “Like a pearl in my hand”, a multi-sensory expertise encouraging social consciousness with regards to deserted visually impaired kids in China. It’s introduced as a 32 print restricted and signed version field, that in keeping with the jury, leads the viewers to rethink using ink and paper. The undertaking illustrates how graphic design can convey throughout essential messages with purely visible and haptic means.