Open Call: i-D has partnered with Artsthread to launch the online Global Design Graduate SHOW 2020 aka GDGS

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Global Design Graduate Show is an online global design competition,  so if you are a graduating student in any under or post-graduate art and design degree over the academic year 2019-2020 your normal year end show or exhibition has most likely been cancelled due to the current CODIV-19 situation. Fear not, Robin Hood has come to the rescue in the form of i-D and ARTTHREAD. ARTTHREAD”S new Creative Director Jens Laugesen decided to turn the negative narrative into a positive one by uniting the industry leaders and media to help showcase your creative work.

ARTSTHREAD is providing a global platform where you can showcase your graduate projects to an International audience .

“We’re truly honoured to partner with ARTSTHREAD on this initiative. Each year, the talent emerging from art schools around the world inspires fresh hope for the future of our creative industries. While current circumstances might not allow for graduate exhibitions and shows in their typical formats, it’s more important than ever that we use the resources at our disposal to share their work with the world.”

Alastair McKimm, Editor in Chief i-D

The shortlisted creatives will be judged and mentored by leading industry figures and featured on a distinctive innovative digital platform,

WHO CAN APPLY: Open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2019-20 – i.e. September 2019 – July 2020.

ENTRY: Free to apply

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 31  2020 23.59 GMT


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@globaldesigngraduateshow – live from August 15 2020.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.