They call it “a bold new competition.” They say it “leaps beyond the mid-century view of design.” They are a design initiative known as Spark, which is holding a great big design competition—emphasis on great, as the jury is chaired by Pentagram’s Kit Hinrichs and composed of members such as Chee Pearlman, Mark Gobe, and fuseproject’s Josh Morenstein. These design luminaries and many others will be judging the SparkAwards, “the world’s first multi-level design competition,” which (much like a certain blog) aims to encompass everything from architecture to product design, cars to washer-dryers, computers to books, advertising to advocacy. The organizers are now accepting entries in a giant list of categories from “all designers, art directors, design firms and departments, ad agencies, marketing and branding practices, clients, manufacturers and student or novice designers.” The first deadline of the two-phase entry process is August 1. Get the full scoop here.
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