27 April marks the anniversary of Icograda's establishment in 1963. It has been celebrated since 1995 as World Graphics Day. The concept was developed by Kim Paulsen (Denmark) during the 1993-1995 Board term. Beginning in 2012, it is celebrated as World Communication Design Day.
World Communication Design Day is an opportunity to recognise communication design, and its role in the world, and to celebrate the birthday of Icograda.
On this occasion, designers reflect and hope that our global network can contribute to greater understanding between people and can help to build bridges where divides and inequities exist.
2013 activitiesThe theme for the Icograda's 50 anniversary is '1Love1Word'. Share your event to inspire others and spread the word about Communication Design:
2012 activitiesThe theme chosen for the inaugural World Communication Design Day 2012 was 'Convergence.':
In keeping with the theme for Design Currency: Icograda Design Week in Vancouver 2010, opening on World Graphics Day 2010, participants were invited to complete the sentence: "I value design because..." This was the theme.
Read the Feature on World Graphics Day for a brief history and a look back at past events.