Jumpstart your week with our insider's guide to events in the design world. From must-see exhibitions to insightful lectures and the competitions you need to know about—here's the best of what's going on, right now.
Coast Cycles Ruckus, Fun Bicycle award winner 2016
The deadline is quickly approaching to submit entries to the Taipei Cycle d&i Awards. All of the products selected by an international panel of experts will be presented at the Taipei International Cycle Show 2017 and Interbike 2017 in Las Vegas, US.
Online competition open through December 30, 2016.
Spectacular Vernacular describes the way Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth's work mixes their craft and industrial design backgrounds with influences from fiction, science and the arts, to explore the rhetorical, as well as the practical opportunities of designed objects. The exhibit attempts to show a diversity of approaches to three-dimensional design and demonstrate the value of independent design practice as an essential adjunct to the corporate design world.
The SEGD Global Design Awards are back with seven new awards categories, including interactive experiences and strategy/research/planning. The SEGD Awards honor environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content and compelling experiences in public spaces.
Online competition open through February 14, 2017.
Courttney Cooper, a Vernacular Artist from Cincinnati, Ohio, is known for drawing large-scale cityscapes of his hometown that respond to changes in the city's architecture and environment. These drawings, punctuated with idealistic imagery and commentary, are dedicated to what Cooper calls Cincinnati/Zinzinnati Ohio USA. His title for the city refers to a dualistic site both real and fantastic, where the pragmatic is depicted alongside an Oktoberfest celebration that never ends.
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World presents eleven new installations that explore a spectrum of issues that are defining our time, including networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads. The exhibition asserts that design is deeply connected not just to commerce and culture but to urgent underlying issues—issues that inspire fear and love.
Barilla, the Italian pasta company, is seeking designs of new pasta shapes specifically designed for their innovative 3D printer for pasta, which was presented at CIBUS 2016. Barilla is relying on the design community to explore the huge potential made possible through their new production technology, conveying innovative shapes that compliment the values and the care for tradition that have always characterized the Barilla brand.
Online competition open through March 1, 2017.
Check out the Core77 Calendar for more design world events, competitions and exhibitions, or submit your own to be considered for our next Week in Design.