Message from the author
"I realised that it is much easier for us designers to create things than to make
a name for ourselves. So I decided to offer our community a simple yet powerful tool,
completely free of charge, to free us from the monopoly of mainstream media and,
at long last, let us speak for ourselves. This is how the Design and Design project got started.
I chose the name Design and Design because there are many types of design and designer
out there and they all deserve recognition. Our field involves work in both 2D and 3D,
and all designers share the same goal: bring to life what we see in our mind's eye.
Every day since 1 January 2008, the home page of DesignAndDesign.com is entirely dedicated
to two projects, one in graphic design and the other in product or packaging design.
The common denominator here is quality. They are featured with direct links so you can
share them with others, contact the authors or discover the full range of their talent.
Already a reference in more than 160 countries, this tool is now being extended to a non-virtual
application: every year, all awarded projects are published in The Design and Design Book of the Year *.
In its pages, whether virtual or physical, the Design and Design project offers evidence
of the unlimited possibilities of design. We need to work together to promote our profession,
with each of us doing our share. Here is a place where you, as members of the design community,
can exchange your views, express your talent and establish a reputation for yourself,
by all of us working together to turn a dream into reality."
* Profits made from sales of the book, distributed the world over thanks to the invaluable assistance of Index Book,
have enabled us to ensure the complete independence and autonomy of the Design and Design project.
To read more about the author please visit www.praquin.com