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Brit Insurance Design Awards 2011: Category Winners

The Design Museum in London has announced the seven category winners in the Brit Insurance Design Awards. They include the Plumen lightbulb by Hulger and Sam Wilkinson in Product; Forsman & Bodenfors’ recipe book for Ikea in Graphics; and TFL’s Barclays Cycle Hire scheme in Transport

Allen Jones Olympic art on sale

Allen Jones was one of 29 artists commissioned to produce posters for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The original painting for his poster is to go on sale next month

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Show Opens

The Brit Insurance Designs of the Year show opens at the Design Museum in London from tomorrow, offering the public the chance to scrutinise the fruits of a year in the fields of graphics, architecture, product, interactive, fashion, furniture and transport…

Plasticine Paolo and more nice work

Here’s the latest round-up of goodly work that we’ve spotted in CR Towers recently. First up, a lecherous Paolo Nutini bends to director Corin Hardy’s will in this amusing video for Pencil Full of Lead…

“The nerds will inherit the creative earth”

Aaron Rose’s excellent documentary Beautiful Losers, which examines the art scene around the Alleged Gallery in New York in the 1990s and includes contributions from Shepard Fairey, Mike Mills and Harmony Korine, is on show at the ICA in London until August 24. Read our feature article on the film from the October 2008 issue of CR here…

Obama saves type conference

Daniel West finds that a lacklustre line-up at this year’s TYPO Berlin conference is rescued by the big O