Yurko Gutsulyak graphic design studio received two prestigious awards at once at the ceremony of European Design Awards, held in Stockholm on May 18, 2008. In fact, it was nearly for the first time that Europe got to know that the Ukrainian design exists and that it is a high level design.
The first award was presented to Yurko for the series of CDs „National Honoured Bandurists Capella of Ukraine named after H.I. Majboroda" in the category "Packaging / CD, DVD". This work is already well known to the connoisseurs of Ukrainian design and has received several prestigious international awards.
The second award won by Yurko Gutsulyak was for "Koktebel" brand greeting card in the category “greeting card / Flyer”.
European Design Awards is an annual European competition in the field of graphic design, illustration and multimedia design that aims to identify the best examples of visual communications in Europe.
The event is supported by 12 leading European magazines in the field of graphic design, namely: 2 +3 D, CAP & Design, + design, étapes, Eye, idpure, Items, kak, Linea Grafica, Novum, TYPO and Visual. Representatives of these publications are the members of the jury who ensure high quality of works evaluation. The results of the festival with the works of the winners and finalists are published in the annual Epica Catalogue, which is distributed worldwide.
Rewarding the best designers in Europe took place in the frameworks of the European Design Week that was held in Stockholm this year from 15 to 19 May 2008.