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24 February 2013

Deadline EDA

Get your skates on! Only a few days left to enter the 2013 European Design Awards

The submission deadline for the 2013 European Design Awards in Belgrade is fast approaching – it’s Thursday 28 February 2013.

So if you have a potentially award-piece of work from 2012, now is the time to enter. (In fact, most designers enter in the EDA in the last few days before the deadline.) The jury comprises fifteen editors and art directors from a range of European design publications.

Read ‘European design. Still exploring?’, a conversation with ED-Awards founder Demetrios Fakinos on the Eye blog.

A glance at last year’s winners shows the high standard of work the ED-Awards honour.

Decodeunicode. Editor: Johannes Bergerhausen. Design: Daniel A. Becker, Johannes Bergerhausen, Siri Poarangan, Wenzel S. Spingler, Mathias Wollin. Software Development: Daniel A. Becker. Sound: Roland Korg.

Entered in the book layout category, Decodeunicode won the 2012 Best in Show award. It was designed by Daniel A. Becker, Johannes Bergerhausen, Siri Poarangan, Wenzel S. Spingler and Mathias Wollin. The 656-page book features 109,242 unicode characters (shown sequentially in video format, above).

(See the review, ‘Bible of babel’ in Eye 83 and an interview with Johannes Bergerhausen, ‘The United Nations of Type’ from Eye 64).

Stad van Nederland. Creative Directors: Onno Lixenberg, Hajo de Boer. Designers: Ingrid van der Meulen, Mark Kuiper. Project Client: TNT Post (Dutch National Postal Service).


Agency Gummo won the Gold Jury Prize with their architectural stamp series Stad van Nederland (City of the Netherlands: the future in motion), for client TNT Post (Dutch National Postal Service). The stamps feature five proposed architectural developments for the Netherlands. Using augmented reality, the black square two-dimensional stamps inititate a 3D rendering when the stamp is held in front of a browser showing the project’s website.

Agency: Bruketa&Zinic OM. Art Directors: Davor Bruketa, Nikola Zinic. Copy Writers: Anja Bauer Minkara, Maja Bencic. Creative Directors: Davor Bruketa, Nikola Zinic. Designers: Sonja Surbatovic. Photographers: Domagoj Kunic. Project Client: Jako vino.



Stina, a brand of wine from the Adriatic island of Brac, won the Gold award in the Packaging Alcoholic Drinks category. The design takes its inspiration from the Croatian island’s white limestone peaks and famed poets, novelists, sculptors and painters.

The European Design Awards submission deadline is 28 February 2013. See how to submit, read the rules and look at this year’s jury.

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