2020 has been a year like no other. While the worst pandemic to face our species in a century spread across the globe, communities grappled with fear, containment, response, suffering, decline, and uncertainty. The most vulnerable have been the worst affected. We don’t know what comes next, but we know we must trust each other and act to ensure the global population’s health and safety. We have been promised a vaccine, and we all hope for a return to normal. Yet we also ask, “what will that normal be?”
The discord that tinges much of life is in stark contrast to the harmony that exists through UDA.
United. Towards recovery and progree.
Especially in 2020—throughout the pandemic—United Designs Alliance has been a lifeline to the international web of design that we are each a vital part of. The UDA is a community of diversity, optimism, and promise. We support each other intellectually, creatively, and emotionally. We celebrate and accept our differences and are anxious to learn from one another. Someday we will again embrace our friends. We forge ahead in kinship, celebrating and advancing culture and humanity through design education and practice.
2021 UDA SCHEDULE
UDA MEMBERS DIRECTORY
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INT’L DESIGN COMPETITION: SIGNS, SYMBOLS, AND LOGOS (SSL)
INT’L DESIGN COMPETITION: POSTER DESIGN
INT’L DESIGN COMPETITION: IDEA DESIGN
Creative Direction by Albert Young Choi
Cover Design by Kelly Salchow MacArthur
Cover Photography by Kelly Salchow MacArthur
Catalog Design by UDA Headquarters
Photography by Albert Young Choi
Photography Location: Seolaksan and Gomtaeryung, Korea
Introduction Copy by Cover Design by Kelly Salchow MacArthur
Copy by Albert Young Choi
Typeface ‘AC Young’ by Albert Young Choi
First Edition Printed: January 29, 2021
First Edition Published: January 29, 2021
Publisher: United Designs Alliance
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