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Good Design International Awards 2014
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design present the annual Good Design Awards Program for the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. Now in its 64th year, Good Design is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide.
Founded in Chicago in 1950 by the former MoMA curator Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., together with such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, Russel Wright, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen, Good Design honors the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufactures for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.
There are two main categories:
• Product Design
Anything produced and/or designed from January 2012 to the present is eligible. All submitted products must have been produced by a manufacturer or scheduled for production.
• Graphic Design
Any graphic produced and/or designed from January 2012 to the present is eligible. All submitted graphics must have been produced by a client or scheduled for production.
Each entry must be accompanied by an application form; a one-page description of the entered product or graphic; plus one color digital image per product or graphic in a Jpeg format (no larger than 4MB) along with the description reproduced on the same CD.
The fee is 350 USD per entry.
The Good Design Awards are open to entries from all over the world.
In this year’s edition, selected products and graphics for Good Design are announced to the international press in December. The Awarded products and graphics are accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Design Collection.
Selected designers and manufacturers are allowed use of the Museum’s Good Design logo in publications, promotions, and marketing as specified in the joint legal agreement with The Chicago Athenaeum.