Awards

Golden Pin Design Award

About Golden Pin Design Award

The Golden Pin Concept Design Award is an international concept design award based in Taiwan. It is open to individual designers and companies of all experience levels around the world who hold society-changing ideas and are devoted to innovative design development. The award sits under the Golden Pin banner, an award group that aims to celebrate the concept of huaren design, or design created for and within Chinese-speaking communities. However, entrants do not need to be of Chinese descent, nor do they need to be located in a Chinese-speaking country, to enter the award. In fact, entries from international participants are strongly encouraged.
The Golden Pin Design Award is an annual award that accepts entries from individuals or companies that are selling, manufacturing, or designing products or projects in a Chinese-speaking country or region. (International companies must have a subsidiary company or official dealer registered in a Chinese-speaking country.)

There are four award categories:

1. Product Design
2. Visual Communication Design
3. Packaging Design
4. Spatial Design

Entered products and projects are assessed in three stages by an expert international jury. Second stage winners receive a Golden Pin Design Mark–an indicator of innovation that they can use to market their product or design project. Of these winners, just 15 to 20 receive a Best Design Award. All winners benefit from increased brand exposure through the public and media relations efforts of the Golden Pin team.

The Award

The Awards ceremony of 2015 was held on December 10th, the number of expedition reached the high record ever. Arphic’s ShuYuanSong stood out from thousands of works all over the world and won Golden Pin Design Award of Visual Communication Design Category.

Comments of the Judges

ShuYuanSong is the most widely used Song-Ti typeface of adjusted and creative Chinese typeface. It changes traditional straight strokes into soft curves to make the typeface with more humanities. It also adjust the traditional structure and counter to make the space more rigorous and make the typeface more legible.–Xing-Gong Wang