In May 2012 the GDC nominated Walter Jungkind FGDC, for the prestigious Icograda Achievement Award. We are delighted to advise GDC members that our nomination was successful!"
Created in 2001, the Icograda Achievement Award honours an outstanding career. The Award may be presented to an individual or a team in recognition of outstanding and consistent achievement in the practice, education or promotion of communication design. Recipients receive a signed certificate and engraved crystal trophy.
GDC members, family and guests will share in the celebration for Walter Jungkind on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Union Bank Inn in Edmonton, AB. The Alberta North Chapter has arranged special pricing for out-of-town guests at the same hotel.
International friends and those wishing further information are asked to get in touch with Ana Herrera CGD, .
About Walter Jungkind FGDC
Walter Jungkind is a Fellow of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers of Great Britain. He was a founding member of the Society of Graphic Designers in Canada, first serving as chairman of the Education Committee, and subsequently three years as National President. He also served as president of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), and for many years served as Canadian delegate to ATypI (Association Typographique Internationale).
In 1968 he was invited as Visiting Professor to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where he was instrumental in establishing the Division of Visual Communication Design and where he subsequently was promoted to Professor.
Among his honours are the Icograda Award for Design in the Educational Field, Vienna 1972, the Medal of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts 1976, an Award of Excellence from the Type Director’s Club of New York in 1979, the Chairman’s Award of Merit of the National Design Council of Canada 1979 and a Citation of Merit from the Chairman of the National Design Council in 1982. He served several years as Chairman of the Canadian Advisory Committee on International Signs and Symbols of the Standards Council of Canada and as Canadian delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO) in Geneva. (Click here to read full bio)
Images of Walter Jungkind's work in the Canadian Art Database
Photo of Walter Jungkind FGDC at the 2006 GDC AGM, by Michael Surtees.