COW Festival Awards | Taking Design to the Center of the World [COW]

 

The COW Festival is a global forum that showcases world-class design. Held in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, it attracts designers, students and the public from Europe, Asia, Australia and America. Illustration. Book Design. Graphic Design. Product Design. Interior Design. Fashion Design.

Why a cow to represent a design festival?

Well, cows have been an important contributor to humanity since the dawn of time, giving life and health to their owners and “clients.” In ancient Biblical times, cows were a measure of wealth. In Norse mythology, the world began with a cow created from melting frost. And in India, cows represent all good things, including a “horn of plenty.” We can draw many parallels between cows and designers; here are just a few:

– Cows supply milk and meat — life-giving products. Designers give new life to clients’ products and services through their imaginations and creativity.
– Cows symbolize wealth. Designers can help you increase your wealth by meeting your bottom-line targets.
– Cows are very productive — so are good designers.

The COW acronym also represents the importance we place on the design profession.
To us, it is the Center Of the World [COW].

http://www.cow.com.ua/en/news/winners-cow-2012-graphic-design

 

WINNERS COW 2012 GRAPHIC DESIGN

 

COWposter Nomination:

1 PRIZE
Seyyed Mehdi Mousavi, Iran | poster Generous | www.mousavidesign.ir

 

2 PRIZE
Mohammad Afshar, Iran | poster Cow’s Posters | www.sinagraphic.com

 

Mohammad Afshar, Iran | poster Cow |  www.sinagraphic.com

 

3 PRIZE
Roozbeh Jafarzadeh, USA | poster Do not eat meat

 

Meysam Khalvandi, Iran | poster When Mr. Cow need to help

 

DIPLOMA FROM UKRAINIAN DESIGNERS’ GUILD

Philip Maruschak, Ukraine | Choose your

!

 

Logo Nomination:

1 PRIZE
Benyamin M. Amlashi, Iran/Armenia

 

2 PRIZE
Isidro Ferrer, Spain

   

 

3 PRIZE
Elena Goverdovskaya, Russia | Logo for oriental perfume Shop “Fragrance Valley” | Logo for the international contest “XXI”

   

 

Package Design Nomination:

1 PRIZE
Anastasia Churbanova, Ukraine | The wine brand “Soldayya” | behance.net/chao1991

 

2 PRIZE
Chris Lima, Brasil | Très Restaurant & Bar | evolutivaestudio.com.br

 

3 PRIZE
Anastasia Churbanova, Ukraine | Packing “Carpathian tea” | behance.net/chao1991

 

Card Nomination:

1 PRIZE
Chris Lima, Brasil | Animation UK | evolutivaestudio.com.br

 

Alex Lysogorov, Kyrgyzstan | CARD ROCK | www.lysogorov.ru

 

2 PRIZE
Anastasia Churbanova, Ukraine | Christmas cards coloring | behance.net/chao1991

 

3 PRIZE
Yekaterina Kuzmina, Russia | Card, Happy New Year dear Russians

 

Congratulations to all the Winners of the COW 2012 Graphic Design!

 

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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