Art Taipei

Taipei City Convention Center

Dec. 5, 2017

Zhongxiao East Road, Taipei City, Taiwan

For WDC 2016, Taipei has invited 10 iconic Taiwanese designers from different fields, including graphic design, branding, product design, architecture, and public art, to act as WDC Taipei 2016 Design Ambassadors. The designers-Wang Zhi-Hong, Milly, Akibo Lee, Alain Lee, Biaugust (Owen Chuang and Cloud Lu), Leslie Chan, Jun-Liang Chen, Andrew Wong, Aaron Nieh and Shu-Chang Kung-are participating in the visual design of WDC 2016. From their 10 designs, you can see the different styles and characteristics of the designers, and their interpretations of Taipei. In the future, their designs will be applied to all kinds of promotion materials to create a variety of visual impressions and to attract the attention of people around the world. The Design Ambassadors will add more innovative energy and sparkle to World Design Capital Taipei 2016.

has been selected as the 2016 World Design Capital (WDC). This doesn’t come by surprise, as back in August they were the only city selected by International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to move onto the competition’s final round.

The city campaigned under the slogan “Adaptive City: Design in Motion,” focusing on how design can improve the living standards of their citizens. To strengthen their campaign, officials proposed 20 projects under the “Public Policy by Design” program that intended to strengthen the connection between designers, the public and funders. Over 600 workshops have already been conducted, encouraging collaboration between the city’s top officials and design professionals, and many more are scheduled to take place.

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