Joseph Binder Award 2020 – apply by 17 April

DesignAustria is calling for entries for the fifteenth edition of the Joseph Binder Award.  This international competition has a focus on graphic design & illustration. Designers, illustrators, agencies and students from all over the world are invited to submit their works realized in 2018 and after.

Joseph Binder was one of the founders of designaustria. The Joseph Binder Award was launched in 1996 to honour his legacy. This international showcase for graphic design and illustration is organised every other year in the form of a competition. Joseph Binder was one of the most outstanding graphic designers and illustrators active in Austria between the two World Wars, who subsequently also revolutionized visual communication in the United States. Joseph Binder’s motto was: »In design, everything has a function. Design has a representational function. Design has a communicational function. Design has a motivational function.« Today, in a new millennium, Joseph Binder’s principles are still highly relevant.

All entries are assessed by an international jury of experts. Previous jury panels included such recognized authorities as Cordula Alessandri, Lo Breier, Gerd Dumbar, Fons Hickmann, Freda Sack, Stefan Sagmeister, Niklaus Troxler, and Lars Müller.

Deadline for entries: 17 April 2020.

Online registration & information: