In recognition of his excellent winning work Trash Calendar, Designer Yurko Gutsulyak will receive the sought-after red dot in “the red dot award: communication design”, one of the largest and most internationally acclaimed design competitions. This testifies to the prize-winner’s very high level of design. The communication design category includes 24 nominations and showcases wide range of design product – from corporate identities, books, banknotes and fonts to digital games, advertising, television and sound design.
In Trash Calendar every day is a new trash bag. Every month is a roll of 31, 30 or 28 trash bags. The Calendar consists of 12 rolls and is divided into 4 quarterly sets with 3 months-rolls. The date is printed on every bag so that you can see it when the bag is placed into the trash bin.
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15 jury members, all of whom are design experts of international repute, assessed every single one of the total 6,468 entries in a process that lasted several days. Just 608 works were awarded a red dot.
“Year after year, the jury is overwhelmed by the wealth and the variety of the works submitted. Although the majority of the entries meet high quality standards, only the best designs win a red dot design award,” explains Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator and CEO of the red dot. “In 2011, the jury again used its expert knowledge to assess the creative achievements of design ‘veterans’ but also of new, up-and-coming designers, placing a great deal of emphasis on originality, emotional and design quality as well as conciseness”.
All of the winners will be celebrated at award ceremony on 7 October 2011 in the Konzerthaus in Berlin. Afterwards, special exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: communication design 2011” will be launched in the Alte Münze Berlin. The exhibition will showcase all of the award-winning works from 7 to 16 October 2011.
The red dot design award is the world’s largest design competition. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen started honouring excellent design as far back as 1954. The sought-after “red dot” has since become established as an internationally recognized seal of quality, and is now awarded in different disciplines. The winning works will be on show in the red dot design museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of contemporary design.