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[Image: Icograda Executive Board to meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina]

Icograda Executive Board to meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Montreal (Canada) - The Icograda Executive Board will meet in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 19-20 February 2011. The meeting marks the first occasion for the international board to meet in Argentina. It is being hosted by the Centro Metropolitano de Diseno (CMD) which was inaugurated at the Buenos Aires Design Week in October 2010.

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[Image: Icograda President joins Faculty of Design at Swinburne University of Technology]

Icograda President joins Faculty of Design at Swinburne University of Technology

Montreal (Canada) – Icograda President Russell Kennedy has been appointed as an adjunct research fellow with the Faculty of Design at Swinburne University of Technology. Swinburne, a member of the Icograda Education Network (IEN) since 2003, is a highly respected design school based in Melbourne, Australia.

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[Image: Borislav Alexandrov becomes Icograda Friend ]

Borislav Alexandrov becomes Icograda Friend

Montreal (Canada) - Icograda is pleased to welcome Borislav Alexandrov of Bulgaria as the newest Friend. Icograda Friends are a worldwide network of individuals and corporations who share a common interest in communication design. Borislav is the second Friend and member in his country to join the network.

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[Image: Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius 2011 speakers announced]

Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius 2011 speakers announced

Vilnius (Lithuania) - The Lithuanian Graphic Design Association (LGDA) and Icograda have unveiled the preliminary list of speakers for Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius 2011, taking place from 9-13 May. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon!

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[Image:2011 IDA Congress explores the intersection of design and issues of global relevance]

2011 IDA Congress explores the intersection of design and issues of global relevance

Montréal (Canada) - A maverick among Taiwanese businessmen, and the man responsible for the development of urban strategies to transform East London during and after the 2012 Olympics, will be two of the five keynote speakers at the inaugural International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei from 24-26 October 2011.

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ED-Awards 2011 deadline for submissions extended

Athens (Greece) - The deadline for the ED-Awards 2011 competition has been extended until 21 February. The winners of this year's competition will be announced this May in Vilnius, following Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius 2011.

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[Image:2011 edition of Poster for Tomorrow addresses right to education for all]

2011 edition of Poster for Tomorrow addresses right to education for all

Paris (France) - The 2011 edition of Poster for Tomorrow, the Icograda-endorsed competition, has selected the right to education for all - irrespective of gender, religion or handicap - as its theme. Incredibly 121 million children worldwide are not in primary school. The Call for Entries opens 10 March 2011.

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[Image: SEGD Celebrates Diversity and Design at 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards in Montreal]

SEGD Celebrates Diversity and Design at 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards in Montreal

Washington, D.C. (United States) - SEGD (the Society for Environmental Graphic Design) will convene its 2011 Conference+Expo+Awards in diverse and design-centric Montreal, Canada, the only North American city designated a UNESCO City of Design.

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[Image: Prof. Erik Spiekermann receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011 ]

Prof. Erik Spiekermann receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2011

Frankfurt (Germany) - Erik Spiekermann is this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. The award was presented at a ceremony in Frankfurt on 11 February.

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[Image: SEE Project announces final conference on Policy, Innovation & Design ]

SEE Project announces final conference on Policy, Innovation & Design

Brussels (Belgium) - This March, the Flemish Parliament will host the SEE (Sharing Experience Europe) project final event. This conference is SEE's final event and aims to provide delegates with an overview of design's role in innovation, recent design policy developments in Europe, examples of successful design policies and promotion programmes.

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[Image: School of Visual Arts hosts summer Masters workshops in Venice and Rome]

School of Visual Arts hosts summer Masters workshops in Venice and Rome

New York (United States) - This summer, SVA (School of Visual Arts) will host two Design History, Theory and Practice Masters workshops, one in Venice and one in Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition.

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Above banner: The Buenos Aires subway underground signage system, designed by Diseño Shakespear.



[Image: Spring: Icograda Design Week in Vilnius]