RGD & Gladstone Hotel Bring International Design Work to Toronto

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) in partnership with The Gladstone Hotel present the 2012 Social Good Design Awards reception and exhibit.

The So Good Awards recognize communication design that incites positive change in the community. A public exhibit of winning work will be held at The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., from Nov. 9 – 18. An opening reception takes place Nov. 10 from 7–10pm.

The first-ever international Social Good Design Awards competition garnered over 200 submissions from 11 countries including China, India, Lebanon and the Netherlands.

“Design for social good is a tricky business,” says Paddy Harrington R.G.D., Executive Creative Director, Bruce Mau Design and So Good judge. “The winning submissions manage to make difficult ideas into powerful communication that not only raises awareness, but also raises the level of design.”

Featured projects include: a bold new typeface for a Lebanese newspaper to help deliver the message that the free press will not be intimidated (Germany); Concepts for All - the first free online image bank dedicated to humanitarian causes (Québec); Do the Happy (Ontario) - a promotional campaign that offers a fun, emotional way to support children’s health; and Riceland (Ontario) – a student’s packaging design to assist Asian rice farmers and raise awareness of fair trade.

Representing over 3,000 graphic designers, RGD is an industry hub, setting standards of professional practice and accrediting designers with the designation R.G.D.. Recognized internationally as Canada’s premier Art Hotel, The Gladstone is a stunning juxtaposition of old and new, historical landmark and contemporary art scene.

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For more information: Michelle Pereira, RGD, 1.888.274.3668 x26, .