The Designers Institute has a fresh website, which puts the spotlight on organisation members. The simplified homepage, with ‘760 Designers’ in large type, links to a member directory, while a pared back menu has information about the institute, its events, sponsors, awards and business resources.
It’s been a staple of the design industry for just shy of 20 years, but spatial, product and graphic design magazine ProDesign is set to permanently close its pages with AGM Publishing announcing the upcoming May issue will be its last.
Following the release of the winning Auckland Super City logo last week, the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ), which was already fairly bitter about the whole crowd-sourced process, doesn’t think it’s too late to salvage some respectability, but only if the new Auckland Transition Agency engages a professional design agency to ensure it is developed as a “sophisticated, contemporary and effective” visual identity and subsequent brand for the city.
The chosen ones (via nzherald.co.nz)
With all the hoopla that has surrounded the new Supercity (and let’s face it, it has not been all good hoopla by any shot), it seemed like a smart idea on the part of the Auckland Transition Agency to invite a disgruntled Auckland population to play a creative role in their city’s new future identity, by creating the new Supercity logo. But while budding (and perhaps not so budding) artists put their creative hands to task, one group is creating not a logo, but a fuss. The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) has spoken out against the competition today, saying they are both disappointed and concerned that the design profession was not consulted on a matter of such importance.
Orthopedic gumboots, an elastic chair, a restaurant up a tree, a sheep drencher inspired by a beer bottle, the world’s safest trampoline and a coat stand shaped like a twig were among some of the most colourful high profile winners at the national 2009 BeST Design Awards.
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The Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) has the BeST Design Awards finalists on its website. The awards acknowledge the country’s best graphic, product and spatial design over 29 categories.
A record-breaking 590 entries were received this year, the most the awards has seen in its 21-year history. DINZ …