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OUGD503: Studio Brief 1 - Individual Practice // Selecting 5 Competition Briefs

As part of this task, we were asked to select 5 competition briefs, which we had to print out and bring to the session. You can see the 5 briefs below.

Typography Day will be organised for the seventh time on 28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014 at the Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune (India) in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya.

The event will feature a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to ’Typography and Culture’. The international conference will be devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators.

Beside workshops and conference, Typography Day will also host a poster design competition. The theme for the poster competition is "Across Opposites". Design a poster to express two opposite or conflicting meaning words (antonym). Each of these words should be from a different language. You can make use of two different types faces from two different cultures.

Calligraphic or digitally created letterforms or existing fonts, or a combination of these can be used for the poster. Size of the final poster: 420mm x 600mm only in portrait format. Resolution: 300 dpi - File type: JPEG or PDF - Color Mode: CMYK.

Each participant is allowed a maximum of three entries.

There is no entry fee.

Eligibility // This competition is open to students, faculty and professionals all over the world.

Prize // Twenty five winning entries will be published and displayed in an exhibition during the event. The winners are entitled to free participation (workshop expenses and food) during the Typography Seminar and Workshop on 28th Feb, 1st, 2nd March 2014

If point of impact of the early-1990s grunge explosion can be traced to Nirvana's Nevermind, the full commercial arrival of rap-metal can be pinpointed to August 1998 — the month Korn's aptly titled third album, Follow the Leader, debuted at Number One. The two-time Grammy Award winning band is now celebrating the recent launch of their latest album The Paradigm Shift which was recorded with producer Don Gilmore of Linkin Park.

In celebration of the album release, Korn are inviting aspiring designers to submit a design inspired by their new track Love & Meth for the chance to become the official artwork for the single.

Korn's Choice
One winner will have their design produced and featured as the official artwork for Love & Meth. In addition, the winner will receive:

One custom Korn guitar (valued at $225) signed by the band
Limited edition lithograph of the winning design, signed by the band
Exposure for their design across Korn's social media channels
A deluxe version of The Paradigm Shift
Two tickets to a Korn tour date closest to the winner's location, with access to meet the band (travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the winner)

People's Choice
One highest-voted winner will receive:

An exclusive Korn merchandise package including a signed poster
Two tickets to a Korn tour date closest to the winner's location (travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the winner)
Exposure for their submission across Korn's social media channels

Get Involved

Launch: October 28, 2013

Submit by: December 4, 2013
Vote: December 5, 2013 - December 11, 2013
Winner(s) Announced: December 19, 2013

(Disclaimer, I haven't listened to Korn since I was 15, I had a fringe).

Chris Stapleton released his new single "What Are You Listening To?" this summer. However, this is only the beginning, as September 24th marked the beginning of his tour. Check out his tour dates here. This country artist instantly grabs the attention of his audiences with his outstanding voice, as he has been described by artists including Adele and Sheryl Crow as the best voice in Nashville.

Chris and Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) are inviting the Talenthouse community to create a poster design that captures the soul of his single "What Are you Listening To?" Listen to the lyric video on the right and download the sticker below for inspiration. You may use the picture of Chris in your design available for download below, but it is not required. This is a unique experience that provides the opportunity to design for the best voice in country music!

Chris Stapleton's Choice

One grand prize winner will receive:

A Chris Stapleton merch pack
The host's choice will be featured across Chris Stapleton's official Facebook and Twitter.

People's ChoiceThe highest voted winner will receive:

The highest voted will be featured across Chris Stapleton's official Facebook and Twitter.
Get Involved

Chris Stapleton Picture.jpg
Retro Whiskers Sticker.pdf

Launch: October 8, 2013
Submit by: November 12, 2013
Vote: November 13, 2013 - November 20, 2013
Winner(s) Announced: November 28, 2013
All phases have a deadline of 10am PST

Your design for the coffee revolution! Bonaverde is a small, dedicated team of young, sleepless Berliner entrepreneurs that made it their goal to revolutionize the world of coffee. Around 2 years ago, Hans the founder started out with a vision: build the first all-in-one coffee machine in the world that would not only grind and brew, but alsoROAST coffee.

There are many benefits in having freshly roasted coffee, but probably the most groundbreaking thing about it is that you’ll get the raw beans directly from the farmer. You skip the currently up to 17 steps between the farmer and yourself, and gain complete transparency on your coffee bean’s value chain. And it also means that farmers finally get more for their beans.

Now it’s time for implementation. The technique is all set up but still lacking a beautiful housing. Bonaverde needs you to make this very first roast-grind-brew coffee machine an object to long for by creating the most spectacularly simple yet elegant product ever seen in a kitchen.

This contest also runs in combination with an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. So if your design is selected to be the best, it will get featured on Kickstarter as the machine design most likely to be produced. And if it’s produced, you won’t fall short off royalties.

There is no entry fee.


The competition is open to everyone worldwide.


The total prize money is 6,000 Euro (approx. 8,200 USD) split amongst the winners. The Early Bird winner (by October 30th) can literally make history by designing the next disruptive innovation that people from all over the world will long for.

However not only fame, but also serious financial benefits can come his way: 0.80 Euro royalties per machine could get him very far once we start serial production. Still, the project is far from being over after you’ve selected the Early Bird Winner - all other Community Winners stand the chance of being licensed and produced if they convince the crowd.

Grand Cigars

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