It’s safe to say that the art of graffiti, the once loathed medium that was reserved uniquely to the outlaws and high-art mavericks (see: Basquiat), has changed pretty much entirely. With no need to sneak around trash cans and lurk in fog-filled passageways (well – mostly), most graffeteros these days are highly regarded contemporary artists, while the occasional fling with the other side of the law has turned into a charming postmodern adrenaline hunt.
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Point and Line, Seating and Waste Receptacle (detail), USA
MU’trans Home Accessories, MU’factory Cetti Davi and Dario Feo, Italy
How does your country stack up? The World Design Ranking (WDR) ranks nations around the world based on the number of creative designers that have received an A’ Design Award over the course of the past seven years. Envisioned to be to design what the Olympics are to sports, the A’ Design Award & Competition aims stoke innovation and the flexing of minds through international competition through the WDR. (You can find the full world ranking and each nation’s awardees at http://www.worlddesignrankings.com.)
Amazing and forward-thinking designs are submitted globally to the A’ Design Award & Competition each year keeping the rankings close and the list of represented nations long. There’s still time to represent your home and add to your country’s award total. The A’ Design Award & Competition registration period is now open and accepting submissions for numerous categories including packaging design; architecture, building and structure design; arts, crafts and ready-made design among many more. You can register and find out more here. In the meantime, check out selection of awarded submissions by designers from the top 10 nations on the WDR.