Designs of the Year Opens
The Design Museum's Designs of the Year show (or, rather the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year as we are obliged to call it) opened last night. CR was there with somewhat rubbish digital camera in hand...
As a nominator in the Graphics section and with our Monograph included in the show I have to declare an interest, but the show was very nicely set-out. The Graphics (shown above) and Interactive work had equal billing with the more glamorous worlds of fashion, products and architecture.
must both stand a good chance of winning the category prizes that are announced on March 11, although the iPhone looms large in that respect. An overall winner will be announced on March 18.
We'll come back with more thoughts on the show once we've had a chance to cogitate (just how do you decide whether, for instance, the extension of the congestion charge is a "better" piece of design than Jil Sander's Spring/Summer 08 collection, both of which are nominated?). In the meantime, let us know what you think
"how do you decide whether, for instance, the extension of the congestion charge is a “better” piece of design than Jil Sander’s Spring/Summer 08 collection".
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A glorious mixed bag...but spanner design??
You can get an adjustable spanner with large rubber handles in any DIY shop.
And it's a far more effective tool that a spanner with a 90 degree twist.
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