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Red Dot Design Museum

Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW

Special exhibition
15 March 2019
until 02 June 2019

From 15 March until 2 June 2019, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen will host the exhibition “Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”, featuring the best communication design achievements from North Rhine-Westphalia and all over the globe at the Zollverein UNESCO world heritage site in Essen. From packaging to posters and advertisements, visitors to the exhibition can experience award-winning communication design in all of its nuances, including all of the projects that won a Red Dot: Best of the Best or a Red Dot: Grand Prix in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018.

From football clubs and a coal exhibition to art and culture – a spotlight on design works from NRW

The exhibition devotes an especially large amount of space to communication design “made in NRW”. The results of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, which creatives and companies from all over the world take part in every year, show that North Rhine-Westphalia is one of Germany’s top design locations. At 29%, almost one third of all German entries that won an award in 2018 were from agencies, creatives, designers and companies in NRW (by comparison: in 2015, this figure stood at just 18%). For example, these works include packaging design for Veltins-Pilsener, advertising for Rimowa and annual reports for Vorwerk and Metro, as well as the new corporate design of the football club Fortuna Düsseldorf.

Public guided tour of the exhibition on Sunday, 7 April 2019 (only in German)

On Sunday, 7 April 2019, 3 p.m. we offer a public guided tour of the exhibition in German. Prior registration is necessary (by phone: +49 201 30104-60 or by e-mail:

Admission: 9 € (Reduced: 4 €)
Children under 12: Free admission

» Exhibition brochure (download)

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Important note

The Red Dot Design Museum is open to the public. Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, special protection rules apply. For example, the wearing of a face mask is obligatory. Contact details must also be provided. You can bring the form already filled out.

Please note that tickets cannot be pre-ordered by telephone. However, there are also no long waiting times at the box office.

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