Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
The European Design Awards not only present a remarkable picture of the current state of European design, but they also play an important part in promoting and encouraging standards and ambitions in design. They seek to raise the status of graphic design in European society by presenting the very best-quality work, by pointing out new directions and further establishing design as an economic, socially critical factor. This catalogue reproduces all the winners, merits and finalists in the European Design Awards 2012. The 28 categories range from logotypes to packaging, typefaces, illustrations, websites and book desiogn, and include work from a raft of design agencies, from the established to the up-and-coming. This snapshot of European design now will be an essential purchase for anyone involved in the industry, in whatever capacity, as well as for anyone interested in visual communication.