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Deadline: December 19
FNSS Mildesign 2015
FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (FNSS Defense Systems Inc.) the armored combat vehicle manufacturer of Turkey, is organizing the second FNSS MILDESIGN International Military Land Vehicles Design Competition. The purpose of the competition is to assist in raising designers for the defense industry, introducing young designers to professional circles and to support the activities in the development of indigenous products in Turkey.

Deadline: December 19
Architizer A+ Awards
Now in its third year, The Architizer A+Awards are the definitive global architectural & product award program with 90+ categories and over 300 judges. It's your opportunity to be recognized amongst the best in the profession.

Deadline: January 31, 2015
SEGD Global Design Awards 2015
The SEGD Global Design Awards, since 1987 the standard of excellence for environmental and experiential graphic design, have launched for 2015 with new entry categories reflecting the shifts that digital technology is creating in design for public spaces.

Entries to the awards program are due January 31, 2015, through SEGD's online entry system. Winners will be honored during the 2015 SEGD Conference June 4–6 in Chicago, as well as on and in SEGD's award-winning eg magazine and other media outlets.

Early Bird Deadline: December 31, 2014
Various Deadlines by Category: January 16 – February 2, 2015
ADC Awards Season 2015
This season combines the rich history of the ADC 94th Annual Awards, the oldest continuous international advertising and design award show in the world; the forward-thinking ADC Tomorrow Awards 2015, where creativity and technology come together to blaze a path to the future; and the 13th class of ADC Young Guns, an international portfolio competition for creative professionals 30 years of age and under.

January 19–25
IMM Cologne
—Cologne, Germany

The first interiors show of the year presents the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector—and the products that are good for business. At the imm cologne, you'll find a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style and every requirement—from the basics all the way to designer items and luxury furnishings.

January 22–25
Interior Design Show
—Toronto, Cananda

The Interior Design Show is Canada's premier showcase of new products, innovative designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. For one weekend each January, the city of Toronto is filled with industry superstars, cutting-edge emerging names, design-savvy consumers and top media outlets. And for 3.5 action-packed days, the Interior Design Show shapes the design world for the year to come.

January 23–27
—Paris, France

MAISON&OBJET is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360° product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware… The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.

March 7–9
—Mumbai, India

Typography Day features a day of workshops on Typography and Calligraphy followed by two days of conference dedicated to this year's theme, 'typography, Sensitivity and Fineness.' The international conference is devoted to addressing issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators. The conference includes presentations by invited keynote speakers, eminent academicians, blind juried papers, industry professionals, research scholars and students. The event will also host an exhibition of selected posters and typographic works of students and faculty members from Design Institutes.

Classes & Workshops

Competitions | Conferences | Classes | Events & Exhibitions

October 25
November 16
December 20
Design the Life You Love NYC Master Class
—New York, New York

Life is our most important project. Whether you are beginning a new phase in your career or just want to contemplate what comes next, the master class will provide you with new tools for thinking about your life playfully and with optimism. Note: The three-hour workshop will be held on multiple dates.

May 24 – June 7, 2015
Masters Workshop: Design History, Theory & Practice in Rome
—Rome, Italy

The Masters Workshop in Rome is an exciting way to learn about type and typography, book and lettering design, as well as architecture, art, archaeology, epigraphy, and even Italian cuisine. Study with the best typographers and designers in Italy. Visit the Trajan Column and partake in exclusive guided visits to the Roman and Imperial Forums, and "behind-the-stacks" tour of Biblioteca Angelica, the oldest library in Europe that houses original Bodoni type books. Examine the inscriptions on Roman structures that have long been accepted as a typographic ideal.

This intensive hands-on workshop enables you to research and analyze the roots of typography. You will print on a vintage letterpress, and draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design, along with a faculty of Italian and American designers, and historians. Taught by leading design professionals, this workshop emphasizes the multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial nature of contemporary design.

Through January 10, 2015
Urban Plunge: New Designs for Natural Swimming in Our Cities
—London, United Kingdom

Urban Plunge explores both existing schemes and future visions for river swimming in the heart of our cities. Commissioned by Roca London Gallery, it showcases international design and architectural projects that transform urban rivers into public leisure spaces, giving people an exciting new, water-level perspective on their metropolis. Curator Jane Withers, a design consultant and co-founder of Wonderwater, has selected five key projects to illustrate architecture and design's role in radically changing river usage, challenging our attitude to the urban water environment.

Through February 8, 2015
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
—The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs is a groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work from the late 1940s. The largest and most extensive presentation of the cut-outs ever mounted, the exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs—borrowed from public and private collections around the globe—along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles. The last time New York audiences were treated to an in-depth look at the cut-outs was in 1961.

Through March 8, 2015
Designers in Residence 2014: Disron
—Design Museum, London, United Kingdom

Discover the design stars of the future. This year, James Christian, Ilona Gaynor, Torsten Sherwood and Patrick Stevenson-Keating have responded to the theme of Disruption by exploring future housing, judicial system loopholes, construction as play and the financial systems.

Designers in Residence is about more than good design, or even innovation in design. It is about creating time and space in the form of a seven-month residency—and giving four UK-based designers a period of reflection, research and critical rigor away from their normal routine.

Through April 6, 2015
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America
—The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Organized by the Museum of Arts and Design's Chief Curator Lowery Stokes Sims, the exhibition New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America examines globalized society in several distinct cities throughout Latin America, where some of the most pertinent new directions in arts and design are emerging today. New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of repurposed materials in strategies of upcycling; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.

Through May 10, 2015
Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
—The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York

Uneven Growth seeks to challenge current assumptions about the relationships between formal and informal, bottom-up and top-down urban development, and to address potential changes in the roles architects and urban designers might assume vis-à-vis the increasing inequality of current urban development. The resulting proposals, which will be presented at MoMA in November 2014, will consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.