Differentiating the IDSA from the IDEA means we added weight and structure to the individual letters of IDEA, each a representation of the different disciplines of design. The magic is in how these come together, just like a design solution is a beautiful puzzle, where each piece can stand on its own, but where they work better together. The color scheme is influenced by the built world around us - bright and playful. With the ability to separate and combine the colorful letters, the brand identity is also able to remain flexibility for collateral, such as campaigns and swag, allowing it to fluctuate as the design industry itself would.
The IDEA trophy is the pure physical manifestation of this branding concept. Each letter assembles together into a perfect cube, as a nod to the playfulness and iterative process of design. This trophy is truly symbolic of the award – an award with which designers from across the globe and a range of design practices can celebrate and play with. While the trophy will come in gold and silver, the grand prize will be beautifully multicolored – a standout trophy unlike anything else.