DDC International – Brochure

The German Designer Club has published the brochure DDC International to introduce the public to its international work. Herein you will find information all around projects, communication, cooperations, and global networking of the DDC. If you are interested in finding out more about our international projects and cooperations please feel free to contact us at our office in Frankfurt, Germany.
office@ddc.de

You can download the brochure through this link:

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Zukunftsmagazin – Magazine Future GG 11/12

The German Designer Club DDC presents the winners and their works in the category “Future” in this magazine. With refreshing ideas and courage to take on unusual topics the up-and-coming show they need not hide behind the pros. The jurors of the DDC competition Good Design honored and welcomed these entries.

This fourth documentation presents all winning entries in this double issue, which was put together, developed, designed, and produced by the students of the Wiesbaden RheinMain School of Design as part of their curriculum. The project teams developed different concepts for the presentation of the winning entries and presented these to the board members of the Germn Designer Club. Two teams won – as in the previous years – and started with the production.

The students were also supported by the special papers companies Büttenpapierfabrik Gmund and Fedrigoni who sponsored the paper, and the printing company Frotscher Druck Darmstadt helped by sponsoring the production.

This publication is available for sale at the German Designer Club DDC for EUR 15.00.
For further information please contact the DDC office in Frankfurt at office@ddc.de

covers of double issue magazine Future - Zukunft

covers of double issue magazine Future – Zukunft

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DDC StoryDrive Beijing, China

The German Designer Club was invited to join the conference „StoryDrive“, initiated by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, respectively its affiliated company BIZ. Renowned agency representatives spoke about story telling in the applied design categories – “DDC typical” disciplines. 12 people – nine of them speakers – from and related to the DDC traveled as ambassadors of good design to Beijing. Company visits, college talks and meetings with colleagues from the Beijing creative scene topped off the DDC trip to Beijing.

 members of the DDC travel group: Yan Zhilai (cqbrand), Ines Blume, Qi Guanyu (cqbrand), Wolf Udo Wagner, Tilman Bares, Kerstin Amend, Joachim Wendt and Norbert Gabrysch (from left to right)


members of the DDC travel group: Yan Zhilai (cqbrand), Ines Blume, Qi Guanyu (cqbrand), Wolf Udo Wagner, Tilman Bares, Kerstin Amend, Joachim Wendt and Norbert Gabrysch (from left to right)

StoryDrive moderation by Holger Volland

StoryDrive moderation by Holger Volland

Excursion to the Great Wall of China: Ines Blume, Peter Ippolito, Kerstin Amend, Tilman Bares, and Stefan Karp.

Excursion to the Great Wall of China: Ines Blume, Peter Ippolito, Kerstin Amend, Tilman Bares, and Stefan Karp.

Oliver Hardt during his presentation at the StoryDrive conference

Oliver Hardt during his presentation at the StoryDrive conference

best Chinese food ever

best Chinese food ever

Tilman Bares, Corinna Gabrysch, Ines Blume, Kerstin Amend, Wolf Udo Wagner, Peter Ippolito, Oliver Hardt, Norbert Gabrysch (from left to right) in the  Forbidden City

Tilman Bares, Corinna Gabrysch, Ines Blume, Kerstin Amend, Wolf Udo Wagner, Peter Ippolito, Oliver Hardt, Norbert Gabrysch (from left to right) in the Forbidden City

The speakers and their topics were:

Kerstin Amend, Standard Rad: One Word – Two Stories
Tilman Bares, Brandfixer™: The Force of Few Words
Norbert Gabrysch, wirDesign: Successful Brands Need Good Stories
Oliver Hardt, Film Director: Storytelling = Time-Based Design
Peter Ippolito, Ippolito Fleitz Group: Origin, Place, Space, Identity
Nicole Roesler, Kaldewei: The New Bathroom Culture: Luxurious Living
Marco Spies, think moto: Everything Before and Everything After Is Process
Wolf Udo Wagner, Deutscher Designer Club, DDC board member: Words Are the Building Blocks of Stories
Joachim Wendt, schneider+schumacher: Two Ends of an Identity
Moderation: Holger Volland

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Chongqing Delegation Visits the DDC – German Designer Club

DDC_Chongqing_2013 The group from Chongqing planned a visit to Germany with the help of the DDC board member Wolf Udo Wagner from Studio Wagner: Design. The trip´s goal was to connect with the creative industries in Germany, to get to know the work of creative companies and to meet like-minded people, to create new contacts, and to explore the German country and culture.
The members of the group come from five different companies, all working in the departments for graphics, corporate design and digital media. Additionally, all group members are either CEOs, executive staff members or managers in the creative department of their companies.
The Chongqing delegation visited the following companies and institutions in Frankfurt, Germany:
DDC – German Designer Club
Studio Wagner:Design
Atelier Markgraph
Gardeners
Standard Rad
Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Deutsches Architektur Museum

In Berlin the following companies were included in their itinerary:
think moto
wirDesign

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Chongqing delegation visits wirDesign in October 2013

WIR-Design_Chinesen_ret_300dpi_Gestr_Papier_IC Chongqing delegation visits Frankfurt.
The city of Chongqing, with an expansion similar in size to Austria, has a population of almost 30 mio, making it one of the largest cities in the world. It is situated in the southern center of China on a peninsula of the Yangtzekiang River and ca. 2,400 km (ca. 1,500 miles) up river from Shanghai. The administrative part of the city expands 470 km (290 miles) from east to west and 450 (280 miles) from north to south. The lake formed by the Three-Gorges-Dam reaches all the way to Chongqing, so that even larger ships can now reach the city that is also called the “Mountain City” since the territory is quite mountainous.
In the 12th century B.C. Chongqing was the capital of the ancient land of Ba, regaining this status almost twothousand years later when it became the provisoinal capital of China during the Second World War.
It took until the 1970ies for farmers to get the permission to sell their produce on the free market again. The reforms of Deng Xiaoping led to Chongqing´s further development, giving it a leading role in the further development of the western region of China.
Chongqing has several universities, colleges, research institutions, and research libraries. Its inner city resembles Manhattan, with many towering skyscrapers, the tallest one being completed this year.

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DDC Members visit to the Type Directors Club in New York City

The DDC honorary member Professor Olaf Leu visited the Type Directors Club in New York City to present the publications “Metamorphosen” – Metamorphoses, a series of books published by the German Designer Club DDC, discussing ubiquitous as well as singular themes from the world of design. Professor Leu was accompanied by two members of the DDC, Clemens Hilger from Hilger & Boie Design in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Valentin Heisters from Heisters & Partners in Mainz, Germany.
As a life member of the Type Directors Club Professor Leu has been involved with this New York City based club for many, many years, supporting the club´s goal of excellence in typography, both in print and on screen.

Professor Olaf Leu in New York City

Professor Olaf Leu at the Marriott Hotel in New York City

Professor Olaf Leu with the publisher of the GRAPHIS publications Martin Pedersen. Professor Leu presented the third volume of the DDC publication "Die Neue Amerikanische Schule" – The New American School to the Tyoe Directors Club at the Marriott Hotel in New York City.

Professor Olaf Leu with the publisher of the GRAPHIS publications Martin Pedersen. Professor Leu presented the third volume of the DDC publication “Die Neue Amerikanische Schule” – “The New American School” to the Tyoe Directors Club at the Marriott Hotel in New York City.

Professor Olaf Leu handing over a copy of the third volume of the Metamorphoses series by the DDC, the book "Die Neue Amerikanische Schule" – "The New American School" to Carol Wähler, the executive manager of the Type Directors Club at the Marriott Hotel in New York City.

Professor Olaf Leu handing over a copy of the third volume of the Metamorphoses series by the DDC, the book “Die Neue Amerikanische Schule” – “The New American School” to Carol Wähler, the executive manager of the Type Directors Club at the Marriott Hotel in New York City.

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