CR is currently cursing the fact that it will not be present in Beijing for the Icograda World Design Congress – looks a great line-up
Confirmed speakers for the event, which runs, along with Beijing Design Week, from October 24 to 30, so far include Jan van Toorn, Sol Sender, Eva Rucki from Troika, Patrick Whitney, David Kester, N55, Joachim Sauter (of Art+Com), Ric Grefé (AIGA), Carsten Nicolai (aka Alva Noto), Brian Collins, Michael Rock (2×4), David Carson, David Small, Qiu Zhenzhong, and Dunne & Raby.
Exhibitions include Greengaged (in association with Anne Chick and Sophie Thomas from thomas.matthews, London, and the British Council), and Graphex: the Best of Visual Communications in Canada plus “Lifescope: Design Design! Live Life!” at Beijing World Art Museum, “Design as a Second Productive Force” at the National Art Museum of China, the 2009 Adobe Design Achievement Award (ADAA) Exhibition (following its award-giving ceremony on the 26 Oct) at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Library, and “Chinese Graphic Design in the 20th Century: A Documentary”, “Beijing Typography 2009” and “365: AIGA Annual Design Competitions Show” at CAFA Art Museum together with several others.
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