Double-Winner German Design Award 2018

Our non-profit communication help ICOON for refugees won the German Design Award 2018 in two categories: Excellent Communication Design/Editorial & Universal Design. Amongst others, 43 international experts from Germany, UK, Hongkong, Italy, China, USA, Turkey and Sweden, chose our picture dictionary  out of 5.000 submissions for this prestigious award. The German Design Council dedicates this prize since 2012 to works, which convince in creative, aesthetical and sustainable aspects. We are very honoured and say many many thanks to everybody who supported this non-profit project in the last two years, making 60.000 books, the mobile app and universal communication for refugees and their helpers worldwide possible.

Nomination for German Design Award 2018

ICOON for refugees was nominated for the German Design Award. We are honoured to be running for this prestigious price in two categories: Excellent Communication Design/Editorial and Universal Design. The clear and cross-cultural design, specific symbols designed according to the particular refugee situation and the non-profit character of the book, convinced the German Design Council to allow us entering the contest. Press your thumbs for us!

Your ICOON for refugees team.

ICOON for refugees @ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

 

Dear friends,

we are very proud to announce, that ICOON for refugees will be presented in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from May, 20th – Sept, 3 2017. The exhibition „Solution or Utopia? Design for refugees“ presents over 50 recent initiatives designed to improve the temporary situations faced by refugees. From clothing that can double as a tent, over linkable plastic floor sections for temporary shelters to our communication book. All designers’ central challenge was to devise practical, real-life solutions. The exhibition Solution or Utopia? also includes a number of projects that were submitted for last year’s Refugee Challenge. This contest is organised by the annual What Design Can Do conference in Amsterdam, which encourages designers to come up with proposals aimed at improving the reception and integration of refugees. The competition is organised in partnership with UNHCR and the IKEA Foundation. Happy seeing you in Amsterdam!

Your ICOON for refugees team

 

ICOON for kids

HALLO! Our new cheerful ICOON for kids-poster for refugee children is ready! Discover the world and German language with our colorful symbols, showing lots of useful items for school, living, eating or playing together with the German description. The A1 poster is made for pre-school and school children up to age 10, intending to build positive bridges through presenting items which the children already know from home and also can find in their new surrounding. It was created in cooperation with ABWAB – the first arabic newspaper in Germany – and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. The poster is FREE and can be ordered directly at the foundation calling +49-(0)22 41/24 60

3. edition of 15.000 ICOON for refugees books printed

3. edition of the ICOON for refugees picture dictionary

We are very happy about your ongoing interest in our aid-project: the „ICOON for refugees picture dictionary“. Your great engagement, initaitive and drive also enabled our small team to print the new 3. edition of 15.000 books. 10.000 new books are already donated to refugees and aid-organisations. Should you be in need of new books, we are very happy about your message!

We are proud to say, that your work and the help of so many great and small supporters made a current total edition of  65.000 ICOON for refugees books since November 2015 possible. Thank you so much for your support!
All the very best!
Your ICOON-team

2nd edition of 20,000 books printed

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Warm thanks to all supporters who made the 2nd edition of 20,000 books possible this spring! Since December we were able to support refugees and their helpers with totally 50,000 free books (big thanks to Paritätischer Gesamtverband and DRK!). As the demand for books is so large, we keep on collecting 1 Euro per book for the third edition on: http://www.icoon-book.com/shop/

ICOON for refugees on the road

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Almost 30,000 ICOON for refugees books arrived at their destinations – making communication better. Thank you all for your support! The Android-App is also successfully online: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.amberpress.icoon.refugees And: due to the tremendous response we are having for ICOON for refugees, we are currently preparing the SECOND EDITION for February 2016. You can still support the printing of new books on http://www.icoon-book.com/shop/Buecher/ICOON-for-refugees.html

the first draft

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The first draft of our ICOON for refugees picture dictionary is done. What a challenge: 52 pages with 1,200 symbols containing icons for diverse diseases like scabies, polio, dorsalgia, trauma also for headdresses (hidschab, burka) and – very important for us – new symbols for peace, democracy and law.