The Worldwide Logo Design Annual (WOLDA) recently announced its 2009 winners. Since 2008, this high-profile graphic design award scheme has been bringing recognition to what it regards as the best of the world’s logos and trademarks. Out of nearly 2,000 international submissions in 2009, 192 logos were selected to receive awards. In addition to recognized award winners receiving a place in print, WOLDA also archives each year’s winners online, adding to a growing visual record of emerging and evolving tastes, styles and trends in the industry.
WOLDA’s award scheme includes a number of different categories identifying winners on an international scale, including ‘Best of the World’, and ‘Best Student Work’. The winner of 2009’s ‘Best of the World’ title is a logo designed by Olivier Courbet for Circus of Magazines. 2009’s ‘Best Student Work’ was awarded to Keo Pierron for the Ponzu Sushi House. Both winners come from the United States.
WOLDA is endorsed by more than one hundred design associations, schools and media partners the world over, including Design 360, Dexigner and Identity. Design professionals and students alike are invited to enter their annual competition. For more information on WOLDA, visit their website.