Competence

HELMUT LANGER is specialised in cultural, environmental, institutional, and social communications projects, and has created many multicultural and global communications projects of international signification, e.g. for several UN organisations including UNESCO, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNISDR and European institutions, and milestones for global networking in aid of our planet's environment.

From 1987 to 1993, HELMUT LANGER has served as President and member of the board of the International Council of Communication Design (ICOGRADA), the world body for professional communication design, a representative international non-governmental organisation.

Helmut has more than 30 years profound design experience and receives international visual competence. His works are published world-wide and are represented in major international design collections, exhibitions and publications. He has received many prizes and awards at international competitions.

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HELMUT LANGER has been appointed Honorary Professor by the Nagoya University of Arts, Japan (August 2008).
Helmut Langer is the first non-Japanese designer to receive this honorary title from the Nagoya University of Arts and the first German designer to receive such an honour from any Japanese University.
The title Professor honoris causa has been granted in recognition and appreciation of his international brilliant achievements in the field of design and of the important contribution he has made to design education at the Nagoya University of Arts.

Since many years HELMUT LANGER is a speaker at design conferences throughout the world. He is invited to pass on his experience and is teaching at various universities in Asia, Europe and Latin America, as well as juror for international design competitions. His expertise is in great demand as an advisor.

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International students' poster design project ''Climate Change''
on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Mexico (November 2010)
Multicultural global communications project with 20 universities/design schools from all five continents. The posters are shown in Mexico City and around the world as voice of the youth of the world on climate change, and covered by several magazines, e.g. Package&Design (PDF), PR China, and novum, Germany.
''DO SMART BUSINESS - 52 actions week by week''
International students' communication design networking project for the Centre on Sustainable Production and Consumption (CSCP).
The SMART BUSINESS is valuable to any small or not-so-small company that needs hands-on guidance on improving and communicating its sustainability performance. The 52 weekly actions are visualised as eye-catching by students of 12 universities of all five continents.
Rio Conventions: Time for Action
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
„Education for All – Six Goals for 2015“
World campaign, Unesco
Responding to Climate Change
Global multi-cultural multimedia networking project, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
„WATER“
Poster project with students of the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad/India
„Partnerstädte der Stadt Köln“ - Sister Cities of Cologne –
Poster project, „Köln weltweit verbunden mit 21 Partnerstädten“, with students of the academy ecosign/Cologne
Trans-cultural communication – Deutschland><Japan
A poster project with students of the ecosign/Akademie für Gestaltung in Köln and of the Nagoya University of Arts in Japan, a project for the official „Germany in Japan Year“ 2005/06 of the German Federal Government in co-operation with the Goethe Institute, and of the „European Union – Japan Year“ 2005 of the Japanese Government
RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Global multi-cultural communication project for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with 14 graphic designers from 14 countries of all five continents
FAX POSTERS AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTING
A global design initiative by Helmut Langer with 250 faxes from graphic designers from 50 countries of all five continents
HERITAGE AND HOPE
European multi-cultural communication project for the European Commission in Brussels, with 13 illustrators and graphic designers from all 12 European Union member states
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
International multi-cultural multi media project , the Zanders Fine Paper calendar 1991, as part of the United Nations World Decade for Cultural Development 1988-1997, with the patronage of UNESCO, co-operation with 16 graphic designers and illustrators from various countries of all five continents.
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8th Designsymposium Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
World Resources Forum (WRF) Beijing 2012, China
Young Designers Workshop at the 2011 IDA Congress Taipei, October 2011
Opening speech World Design Expo Taipei 2011
World Resources Forum (WRF) September 2011 Davos, Switzerland
Guangzhou Design Week 2010, Guangzhou/China, 2010
Encuentro de la Bienal Internacional del Cartel en Mexico in Puebla/Mexico, 2010
ICOGRADA World Design Congress XIN Beijing 2009
Design Day 2007 - German Design Congress, Essen/Germany 2007
International Art and Design Festival Pune/India 2007
Internatioanl Conference on Design Education DETM 2005, NID Ahmedabad/India
Design Forum Freiburg 2005, Freiburg/Germany
International Design Forum Singapore (IDF) 2003
7th European Design Management Conference (DMI, Boston/USA), Köln/Germany 2003
International Communication Conference Asia, Shanghai/China 2002
Business of Design Week, Hong Kong 2002
3rd Graphic Design International Encounter, Guadalajara/Mexico 2000
Graphic Design Forum Zhuhai 2000, Zhuhai/China
BP Young European Artists Graphic Symposium, Istanbul/Turkey 1997
International Design Congress, Lisbon/Portugal 1995
1st World Logo Design Biennal, Ostend/Belgium 1994
European Symposium "Barrierfree Design for all People", Bonn/Germany 1993
European Design Conference, Copenhagen/Danmark 1992
Latin American and Caribean Design Conference, Mexico City 1992
International Design Conventions Fukuoka/Japan 1991
International Design Conventions Kobe/Japan 1991
Graphic Design World Congress Montréal/Canada 1991
International Congress "Globalisation", Seoul/Korea 1990
International Design Plaza Nagoya/Japan, 1990
Pan Pacific Design Congress, Tokyo/ Japan 1989

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Asia:
Hebei University of Communication, Poster Workshop, Shijiazhuang, PR China, 2012
University Suzhou, Environmental Poster Design Workshop, China, 2012
Hong Kong Design Institute, Sustainable Packaging Workshop, Hong Kong SAR, 2012
Ningbo University, Faculty of Design and Art, Ningbo, PR China, 2011
Shu-Te University Kaohsiung, South Taiwan
Hebei University of Communication, Shijiazhuang, PR China, 2011
DJ Academy of Design in Coimbatore, India, 2011
Fine Arts School Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, PR China, 2010
Hebei University of Communication, Shijiazhuang, PR China, 2010
Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, PR China, 2010
Hong Kong Institute of Design (HKDI), Hong Kong SAR, 2010
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA), Guangzhou, PR China, 2010
CEPT University Faculty of Design in Ahmedabad, India, 2009
Nagoya University of Arts, School of Design, in Nagoya/Japan, 2008
Fine Arts School Hangzhou Normal University in Hangzhou/ China, 2008
National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad/ India, 2007
Creative-i College, Pune, India, 2007
Nagoya University of Arts, Faculty of Design Design, in Nagoya/Japan, 2002, 2003, 2005;
Nagoya University of Arts in Nagoya/Japan, 1993

Europe:
Ecosign Academy for Design in Cologne/Germany, since 2004
Hochschule für Kunst und Design, Halle, 1991 to 1993
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Cork, Ireland, 2007
visiting lecturer and external examiner at the National College of Art and Design ( NCAD ) in Dublin/ Irelande (1987-90); 1994

Latin America:
Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico City, 2010
Complejo Cultural Universitario, Puebla, Mexico, 2010
INACAP Universidad Santiago de Chile and Viña del Mar, 2001

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posterfortomorrow, Paris - international poster competition, 2014
Int. Exhib. of Visual Communication Design 2013, South Korea
Taiwan International Poster Design Award 2011, Taipei
2011 European Design Award, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels.
5th International Poster Exhibition 'Walls Down', Lima, Peru, 2011
KAPOK Prize - China Innovative Design Award 2010, Guangzhou, China
10th Sappi Ideas That Matter 2009, Netherlands
Russian Art Week International Competition 2009, Moscow
International Biennial of Trade Marks 05, Novosibirsk, Russia
International Logo Biennial, Shanghai, China 2002
Pan European Poster Competition "Europe 2020" Zagreb, Croatia, 2002
National Student Design Competition Santiago de Chile, 2001
International Poster Biennial Helsinki, Finland 1995
Who is Who in Graphic Design World, Zürich, 1993
Poster Competition Council of Europe, Strasbourg,1993
International Poster Triennial Moscow, USSR 1992
International Design Competition, Osaka, Japan, 1991
International Exhibition of Graphic Design Croatia 1991
Graphic Design Germany, Essen 1991
Spanish Design Award, Barcelona 1991
XIV Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, CSFR, 1990
International Year of Graphic Design, Oslo, Norway, 1988

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Design Institute of India, Indore/India, since 2010
European Commission, Brussels,1991-1996
Japan Design Foundation, Osaka/Japan, 1991
International Design Center Nagoya (IdcN)/Japan, 1991
Design Promotion Center Taipei, 1991-92

Activities, networks and projects in/with:
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Helmut is a member of the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), Austria, and a Honorary member of the Graphic Design Biennale Brno (CZ) and of the International Poster Biennale in Mexico.

 

email@HELMUT-LANGER.eu

 

 

Activities

October 2014, HELMUT LANGER is invited to join the international online jury of the worldwide poster competition ''WORK RIGHT! - Everybody's right to fair and equal employment'', organised by the non-profit organisation ''posterfortomorrow'', based in Paris. The project has the patronage of the Council of Europe and the French Government.
4301 posters from 131 countries are submitted.

ecostyle is the first European trade fair for sustainable lifestyle products at Messe Frankfurt, 24 - 26 August 2013.

August 2013, HELMUT LANGER was a speaker at the forum of ''ecostyle'' - the first European trade fair for sustainable lifestyle products at Messe Frankfurt, 24 - 26 August 2013.
In his lecture ''Design or Disaster'' he explained with international images the commitment for sustainability as THE challenge for design and communication. The session of the forum was organised by B.A.U.M. - German Association for Environmental Management, Martin Oldeland (member of the board). Marion Fürst (Director Public Affairs, Sustainability & Science of DANONE) explained the company's consumer dialog for suatainability. Moderated by Nina Eichinger (Artists for Kids).

6rd June 2013, HELMUT LANGER gave a lecture and a workshop at the 8th Designsymposium - ''What is Sustainable Communication'' of the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, 6 and 7 June 2013, in Dornbirn, Austria.

3rd May 2013, the World Press Freedom Day UNESCO promotes it worldwide with the dove carrying a pen and simultaneously symbolising a hand. The logo unites the globally known symbols ''pen'' (= writing), ''hand'' (= voting, expressing), und ''dove'' (= freedom). The colours adapt the coding for the five continents of the Olympic rings. The graphic composition visualises the global interconnectedness: diversity shapes the common whole. The logo is international, multi-cultural, and worldwide understandable. (right column)

July 2012, HELMUT LANGER curated the International Students' Poster Design Project ''Climate Change'' - The Voice of Students from 20 Universities on five Continents - now exhibited at Musashino Art University Museum & Library in Tokyo, 9 July to 18 August 2012.

October 2011, HELMUT LANGER was a speaker at the Young Designers Workshops of the 2011 IDA (International Design Alliance) Congress Taipei. The IDA Congress DESIGN AT THE EDGES by ICOGRADA, ICSID and IFI is the primary event for dialogue between designers and non-designers in a summit format. It was organised by the Taiwan Design Center.

HL with Tony K.M. Chang, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center, previewing the World Design Expo
HELMUT LANGER's poster design for 2011 IDA Congress Taipei

HELMUT LANGER's poster design was selected from international submissions from a worldwide call amongst the 100 best graphic designers to represent 2011 IDA Congress Taipei worldwide.
The organiser in the email to HELMUT LANGER: "All works of the poster submissions are so excellent. Organizers selected yours... to become the main posters to represent the 2011 Taipei IDA Congress worldwide. Because yours works of high artistic quality are highly influential, which match with the theme of the IDA Congress most ..."

October 2011, HELMUT LANGER gave a workshop on sustainability communication at the Ningbo University in Ningbo (PR China).

HL with students of his sustainability communication workshop. Left front sitting: Prof. Lou Wenqing

October 2011, HELMUT LANGER gave a workshop on Sustainable Packaging Design at the Hebei University of Communication in Shijiazhuang (PR China).

HL with students and Prof. Yuan Gao at the workshop

September 2011, HELMUT LANGER was a member of the international jury for the Taiwan International Poster Design Award 2011.
He was also the keynote speaker of the opening ceremony of the World Design Expo Taipei 2011. Both events were organised by the China Productivity Center (CPC) and sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taipei.

HL Keynote speaker with multimedia presentation at World Design Expo Taipei

May 2011, The International Institute for Information Design (IIID) in Vienna appointed HELMUT LANGER for the International Advisory Board of the first IIID Master Course under the auspices of UNESCO on Traffic & Transport Information Design.

May 2011, HELMUT LANGER gave a Workshop on Sustainable Design for the International Master of Science program in Sustainable Resource Management (RSM) at Technische Universität München (TUM). The successful workshop attended students from 15 different countries with 18 different professional backgrounds.

During the workshop session with an international spirit, the students team created in an exceptional design process and multicultural cooperation the master course logo, directed by Helmut Langer.
The logo symbolises the substantial topics of sustainable resource management.

April 2011, The Taiwan Design Center (TDC) invited HELMUT LANGER to write a recommendation message for the 2011 IDA Congress Taipei 'DESIGN AT THE EDGES'.
Helmut is also invited as a speaker for the Young Designers Workshop of the IDA Congress Taipei.

March 2011, HELMUT LANGER is a supporter for PIVOT DUBLIN World Design Capital 2014 bid of the City of Dublin, Ireland.

February - April 2011, HELMUT LANGER was lecturing at DJ Academy of Design in Coimbatore, India. He also gave a talk on sustainability and design in Chennai at the Amethyst, which was covered by India's leading daily newspapers, namely: THE TIMES OF INDIA, THE INDIAN EXPRESS and THE HINDU

December 7 - 12 2010, HELMUT LANGER was appointed as member of the jury for the KAPOK PRIZE (China Innovative Design Award 2010) at the Guangzhou Design Week in Guangzhou, China. He also was a keynote speaker at the Guangzhou Design Week - International Design Forum ''Interactive & Crossover''.

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HELMUT LANGER at a reception with the Mayor of Guangzhou, Mr. Wan Qingliang (right), Ms. Zhao Xiaosui, Director-general of the Economic and Trade Commission, and Mr Gan Xin, Vice Mayor of Guangzhou.

October/November 2010, HELMUT LANGER attended the 20th anniversary celebrations of the International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico 27 October - 1 November 2010. Helmut had helped as President of Icograda to establish this biennial. He gave a lecture at the Universidad Anáhuac del Norte in Mexcio City and a workshop at the Encuentro de la Bienal Internacional del Cartel en Mexico in Puebla (30 October - 2 November) at the ''Complejo Cultural Universitario''. Puebla is called the Design Capital of Mexico.

October 2010, HELMUT LANGER was invited to be the guest of honour at the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Hebei Institute of Communications University in Shijiazhuang on 16th October. He was invited to give a presentation on education of design for the environment. The university is one of the top three institutions in China that specialises in media communications. Because of respecting ecological footprint he did not fly for two days to China, instead he had sent his presentation as a video message.

May 2010, HELMUT LANGER gave workshop for the International Students' Poster Project CLIMATE CHANGE at the Fine Arts School of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou/China.

Helmut Langer riding a city bike to the campus.

April 2010, HELMUT LANGER HL visited the Hebei Institute of Communication University in Shijiazhuang/China and gave a lecture about Design and Sustainability and attended a conference about the further development of the university. The university is one of the top three instituitions in China that specialises in media communications. It has degree programs in 34 different majors including Audio/Visual, Performances, Arts, Dancing, News Broadcasting, Artistic Physical Education, Foreign Languages, Public Affairs, and Information Technology.
He was appointed Visiting Professor.

The President Professor Dr. Chun Li (left) presenting the appointment certificate to Helmut Langer, right: Professor Yuan Gao

April 2010, HELMUT LANGER gave workshop for the International Students' Poster Project CLIMATE CHANGE at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing/China.

April 2010, HELMUT LANGER was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Design Institute of India in Indore.

March/April 2010, HELMUT LANGER gave workshop for the International Students' Poster Project CLIMATE CHANGE at Hong Kong Design Institite (HKDI), Hong Kong SAR.

March 2010, HELMUT LANGER gave workshop about Sustainable Design at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in Guangzhou/China. More and more.

October 2009, HELMUT LANGER was one of the international speakers at the World Design Congress XIN in Beijing, 24 - 30 October 2009. His lecture was about his global project DO SMART BUSINESS - week by week.

August 2008, HELMUT LANGER has been appointed Honorary Professor by the Nagoya University of Arts, Japan.
Helmut Langer is the first non-Japanese designer to receive this honorary title from the Nagoya University of Arts and the first German designer to receive such an honour from any Japanese University. The title has been granted in recognition and appreciation of his international brilliant achievements in the field of design and of the important contribution he has made to design education at the Nagoya University of Arts.

April 2008, HELMUT LANGER was invited by the Nagoya University of Arts in Japan to give a workshop and lecture on SUSTAINABLE DESIGN.

March 2008, HELMUT LANGER gave a workshop and lectures on sustainable graphic design at the Hangzhou Normal University in Hangzhou/China and at the Tongji University in Shanghai.

1 - 31 July 2007: HELMUT LANGER is Guest-Professor at the National Institute of Design (India), teaching poster design and sustainable graphic design.

22 to 25 March 2007, HELMUT LANGER gave the Keynote Speech at the 2007 Pune Art & Design Festival in Pune/India,
Subject of his speech: Global Challenge for Sustainable Design

Works

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Symbol / logo design / corporate identity structure for The Donella Meadows Institute - The Sustainability Institute, USA

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Symbol International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management
for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNESCO

Symbol Freedom of Expression and Press, Democracy
for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

Logo-Sustainable Consumption

Symbol Sustainable Consumption
for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Logo-Life Cycle Initiative

Symbol Life Cycle Initiative
for United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Leaflets for United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

Information world campaign
for United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005 - 2014)

Education for Sustainable Development

Poster Education for Sustainable Development for UNESCO

Tolerance - Respect Others

Poster and world campaign Tolerance - Respect Others for UNESCO

World Water Forum 2006

Poster „Water Reflections“
for the World Water Forum 2006 in Mexico City

United Nations Conference on Climate Change

Symbol for the first United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 1)

United Nations Conference on Climate Change

Corporate and stage design for the first United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 1)