For 50 years, Icograda has been a place that designers can call home. Serving and promoting the importance of communication design in ever-changing global climates. Icograda members, partners, friends and affiliates remain committed to the vision and mission that inspired Icograda’s foundation in 1963.
Spanning five decades and all regions of the world, the Icograda network has fostered collective achievement while celebrating individual and regional growth: each year, each project, each initiative and collaboration, each connection, each milestone, converging in a common expression of a love for design and community.
This year’s World Communication Design Day theme ‘1Love1Word’ captures the spirit of the Icograda family.
… multiplicity as a unity; finding congruity in difference and accord in divergence
… multi- and inter-disciplinary collaboration bridging gaps to produce innovative design solutions
… love as a creative force, design as a communitarian practice
… interplay between tradition and innovation; responsiveness to context and history
… a cumulative, collaborative, pioneering drive for accessible and sustainable design
It is Icograda.
Numerous submissions, events and initiatives have been launched by our members around the world #WCDD2013. Celebrations will continue through until the upcoming General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey that will be held in November 2013.
Continuing the year-long celebration of its 50 anniversary, Icograda invites members and all interested parties to participate in World Communication Design Day 2013, by organizing public events and initiatives celebrating the impact and importance of communication design.
To commemorate this momentous occasion, Icograda invites participants to develop projects around the theme ‘1Love1Word’ and join the global celebration on 27 April 2013.
This celebration was launched in 1995 as World Graphics Day, and since 2012, it is known as World Communication Design Day. This global event is an opportunity for designers to recognise communication design and its role in the world, and to celebrate the birthday of Icograda, founded on 27 April 1963.
On this occasion, Icograda invites designers from across the globe to reflect on the powerful force of community, which transcends borders and differences, bound by a common love and a passion for change, empowerment and creative leadership.
Source: World Communication Design Day