president’s award

Beginning in 1970, the ICoD President's Award — initially the Icograda President’s Award —has been presented on a biennial basis by the ICoD President. The trophy honours an outstanding contribution to the work of the Council.

president’s award
2019 ICoD President’s Award recipient Min Wang

see the past recipients

2019

For playing a key role in developing Council’s presence in China, Min Wang, Professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing where he also serves as the Vice Chair of CAFA’s Academic Committee.

2017

For their vision and work on the World Design Summit Meeting as fellow Steering Committee members: Kathryn Moore, President of IFLA, and Regitze Marianne Hess, Special Advisor to IFHP.

2015

For his great legacy and contribution to design and for his published work World History of Design (Bloomsbury 2015) Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design, University of Illnois.

2011

Mervyn Kurlansky for his vision of the International Design Alliance (IDA) and his role in nurturing the alliance into reality.

2009

Robert L. Peters for his many achievements as a Board member and as a member of the founding executive of the International Design Alliance (IDA).

2009

Pan Gongkai  for helping to redefine the direction of art and design education in China.

2007

Guy Schockaert for his tireless advocacy of professional design organisations and his commitment to Icograda.

2005

Craig Halgreen for supporting and sustaining Sappi's Ideas that Matter program.

2003

Leimei Julia Chui for her role in making VISUALOGUE: Icograda World Design Congress 2003 a success.

1999

Federico Mayor  Director-General of UNESCO.

1997

ADG Uruguay for the organisation of the Icograda Congress XVII and General Assembly.

1993

Hiroshi Kojitani for outstanding services to Icograda as Vice President and particularly as Founder Chairman of the Friends of Icograda.

1991

Mary V. Mullin for the inauguration of the Icograda Foundation and the Friends of Icograda.

1989

Simon de Hartog for outstanding services to Design Education.

1987

Susumo Sakane for outstanding contribution to Icograda as Vice-President.

1985

Jan Rajlich for services to the Brno Biennale.

1983

Robert Blaich for the promotion of the Icograda | PHILLIPS Award.

1981

Geoffrey Bensusan for editorial services for the newsletter.

1979

Robert Vogle for the organisation of the Icograda Congress in Chicago.

1977

Kenneth and Shelagh Adshead  for services to the Icograda Audio Visual Archive.

1974

Earnest Hoch for services to the Standardisation and Unification or Typographic Measurement.

1972

Patrick Wallis Burke for the design and editing of ICOGRAPHIC.

1970

Peter Kneebone for his contribution to the SYMBOLS Commission and for his service as liaison for Icograda to UNESCO and Icsid.


2019

For playing a key role in developing Council’s presence in China, Min Wang, Professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing where he also serves as the Vice Chair of CAFA’s Academic Committee.

2017

For their vision and work on the World Design Summit Meeting as fellow Steering Committee members: Kathryn Moore, President of IFLA, and Regitze Marianne Hess, Special Advisor to IFHP.

2015

For his great legacy and contribution to design and for his published work World History of Design (Bloomsbury 2015) Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design, University of Illnois.

2011

Mervyn Kurlansky for his vision of the International Design Alliance (IDA) and his role in nurturing the alliance into reality.

2009

Robert L. Peters for his many achievements as a Board member and as a member of the founding executive of the International Design Alliance (IDA).

2009

Pan Gongkai  for helping to redefine the direction of art and design education in China.

2007

Guy Schockaert for his tireless advocacy of professional design organisations and his commitment to Icograda.

2005

Craig Halgreen for supporting and sustaining Sappi's Ideas that Matter program.

2003

Leimei Julia Chui for her role in making VISUALOGUE: Icograda World Design Congress 2003 a success.

1999

Federico Mayor  Director-General of UNESCO.

1997

ADG Uruguay for the organisation of the Icograda Congress XVII and General Assembly.

1993

Hiroshi Kojitani for outstanding services to Icograda as Vice President and particularly as Founder Chairman of the Friends of Icograda.

1991

Mary V. Mullin for the inauguration of the Icograda Foundation and the Friends of Icograda.

1989

Simon de Hartog for outstanding services to Design Education.

1987

Susumo Sakane for outstanding contribution to Icograda as Vice-President.

1985

Jan Rajlich for services to the Brno Biennale.

1983

Robert Blaich for the promotion of the Icograda | PHILLIPS Award.

1981

Geoffrey Bensusan for editorial services for the newsletter.

1979

Robert Vogle for the organisation of the Icograda Congress in Chicago.

1977

Kenneth and Shelagh Adshead  for services to the Icograda Audio Visual Archive.

1974

Earnest Hoch for services to the Standardisation and Unification or Typographic Measurement.

1972

Patrick Wallis Burke for the design and editing of ICOGRAPHIC.

1970

Peter Kneebone for his contribution to the SYMBOLS Commission and for his service as liaison for Icograda to UNESCO and Icsid.