Creative hot spot: international communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, from 6 February to 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe.

Among the more than 600 innovative works, which will turn the former boiler house of UNESCO world heritage Zollverein once again into a hot spot, are annual reports, packaging designs and typographies as well as games, interfaces and sound designs. The works grant insights in the latest and most exciting strategies and illustrate impressingly how to communicate in a creative way today.

Works of up-and-coming designers mix up with the achievements of renowned creative agencies and companies. So does the “Next Generation Scientific Poster” by Konrad Rappaport which was awarded with the Red Dot: Junior Prize endowed with 10,000 Euros. “Its potential is as huge as the future of presenting scientific education”, adjudged the international expert jury the interactive digital scientific poster. It deals with the consequences, mechanisms and reasons of landslides in the ocean as a frequent catalyst of tsunamis. It imparts complex scientific content in an extremely vivid way.

In the course of the exhibition, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen offers a public guided tour: on Sunday, 8 February 2015. From 3–4.30 p.m., visitors go on a discovery tour and learn a lot about the exciting communication designs which surround us in our everyday lives around the clock. Previous registration is requested.

Special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014”
6 February – 3 May 2015
Admission: Euro 9.00 (Reduced: Euro 4.00)
Children under 12: free admission

Public guided tour of the special exhibition “Design on Stage”
Sunday, 8 February 2015, 3-4.30 p.m.
Participation fee: 5 € per person plus regular admission
As the group size allows for a maximum of 25 participants, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen kindly asks for previous registration by phone on +49 201 30104-60 or via e-mail to museum(at)

Red Dot Design Museum Essen
Zollverein Areal A (Schacht XII)
Kesselhaus (A7)
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen, Germany

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