50 years committed to the future of industrial design It all began in 1953 at an industrial design congress 50 years after being founded, Icsid now counts over in Paris, where Jacques Vienot, a French industrial 150 member organisations in more than 50 countries, design pioneer, tabled the idea of creating an inter- representing an estimated 150,000 designers from national organisation to support the aims of national educational institutions, promotional and professional industrial design associations. In 1957, after much organisations, as well as consulting practises and cor- discussion and debate on the best way to do this, the porations. Amongst the thousands of design organisa- first Executive Board of the International Council of tions around the world, Icsid is still unique in bringing Societies of Industrial Design was elected at a special together a truly international range of design voices, meeting in London. Shortly thereafter, the official reg- which gives a broad perspective to each one of our istration took place in Paris and Icsid was born. Back projects. By facilitating international collaboration, then, we consisted of just twelve societies from ten Icsid represents the multi-faceted nature of design countries. today and utilises the resources of its members to im- prove the world in which we live – hence our guiding Icsid soon gained an international reputation as the principle: leading organisation for industrial design and worked with many world bodies to develop the profession and initiate a movement committed to using design to improve the world around us. Numerous activities have taken us around the world, where more than 20 Global solidarity and design countries have hosted an Icsid Congress and General for a better quality of life Assembly, and engaged leaders in design education, around the world. promotion and professional practice into its programs and its work. By the late 1970s, Icsid’s membership consisted of 52 societies from more than 30 countries. Today, Icsid exists to: • Research design principles and the evolution of design • Advance the profession of design, its status in society, and the protection of intellectual property rights • Further design education and the continuing development of practicing designers • Promote design activities and well-designed products, services and systems in the world’s regions • Develop a better understanding of design for the benefit of all human beings The Icsid 50 logo has been created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design Even though Icsid has grown a great deal since 1957, we Logo Usage continue to gain strength in the organisations that embody our international member base. Icsid members are central to The Icsid 50 logo has been provided to all Members in our success and play a large role within the organisation, by celebration of our 50th anniversary year. We encourage supporting and leading initiatives in their home countries and you to use it as widely as possible to show that you are a beyond. In return, Icsid strives to be the voice of its proud member of Icsid during this special year. members by supporting and promoting their projects and working together with them to improve the quality of life around the world through better design. Suggestions for usage These goals are achieved in a number of ways: Letterhead You may want to use the logo on your letterhead eNews • our monthly newsletter is circulated to thousands of design professionals and enthusiasts and highlights member and industry news from around the world. www.icsid.org • the portal through which the network comes together for information on design-related activities, events and news. Congress • a biennial forum for international networking and discussions on pressing issues. The next congress will take place in October 2007 in San Francisco. (www.connecting07.org) General Assembly • a biennial opportunity to shape the direction of the organisation, where members can voice their opinion and elect the Executive Board. The next general assembly will also be held in San Francisco. Website Endorsed Events • a wide range of international design Displaying the logo on your own website is a great way events, including competitions, conferences, exhibitions and of showing your support to our celebration. Remember to workshops that conform to international standards and are link back to www.icsid.org promoted throughout the network. Special Projects • larger-scale projects that go beyond ‘regular’ endorsements, such as developing global competitions and international collaborative concepts. Interdesign Workshops • a solution-based forum for Q u i c k T i m e ™ a n d a T I F F ( U n c o m p r e s s e d ) d e c o m p r e s s o r a r e n e e d e d t o s e e t h i s p i c t u r e . designers from different countries and cultures to meet and work together to solve a local design problem with international importance. Regional Meetings • an opportunity to discuss issues that are pertinent to a specific region and to develop strategies to advance the design profession in that area. Other The Icsid 50 logo may be used on other promotional Education Network • an online resource where education materials for anniversary celebrations, events and members connect with each other and with other membership publications. Members are encouraged to use the logo for pillars to share experience, post and read articles and feature any event in connection with the anniversary. outstanding work. Icsid Corporate Innovators • a program that identifies and develops partnerships between Icsid and companies that realise Guidelines the value of innovation through design. When using the logo, we ask that the following simple guidelines be respected: 1. Do not change the colours of the logo You can become involved in any or all of the activities listed 2. Do not separate elements of the logo, above by contacting the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org i.e. graphic elements must remain with text We look forward to working with you more in the future!