« Public voting decides winning poster for World Industrial Design Day 2010
Montreal (Canada), 31 May 2010 – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2nd annual student poster competition for World Industrial Design Day. Ivan Orin Vrkas and Bojan Kristofic, students from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, submitted the winning entry for this year’s competition and will have their poster officially represent World Industrial Design Day 2010.
After over a thousand votes were cast during a 16-day period of public online voting, the poster created by Vrkas and Kristofic emerged as the public’s favourite design. « An incredible amount of thought, creativity and work has gone into the design of this poster, » stated Brandon Gien, Jury Chair, Icsid Board Member and Executive Director of the Australian International Design Awards. « The end result captures the brief perfectly and is a timely reminder that design is integrally linked to everything around us. As consumers and end users of design, this poster provokes us to be more aware of the entire product life cycle and is a great statement for responsible design. »
Held in celebration of World Industrial Design Day on 29 June, the competition invited students from Icsid member schools to submit posters interpreting this year’s theme « Industrial Design: Humane solutions for a resilient world ». From the 44 entries, the Icsid Jury selected five posters for the public online voting round of the competition based on their unique interpretation of this year’s theme, outstanding creativity and artistic merit.
The finalists were:
· Anine Kirsten (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
· Ivan Orin Vrkas & Bojan Kristofic (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
· Craig van de Ruit (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
· Oliver Csepella (University of West Hungary, Hungary)
· Roland Bihon (University of West Hungary, Hungary) »