The 1996 BBC Design Awards move closer to a conclusion with the release of the initial shortlists for the three categories. The 46 designs shortlisted will be whittled down to 15 before the public gets to vote for winners in June.
On the graphics list are the following designers and groups: Tomato’s Dirk Van Dooren; the BBC’s Paula Williams and Jane Walker; Lambie-Nairn; Dolphin’s Paul Sims and Rob Petrie; Green Moore Lowenhoff; Williams and Phoa; Vince Frost; Brian Baderman; Bartle Bogle Hegarty; Pentagram and Lippa Pearce; Pethick & Money; Johnson Banks; and Aboud Sodano.
The architecture and environment shortlist contains: Nick Derbyshire Associates; Manser Associates; Bramante Architects; Dewhurst MacFarlane and Partners with Design Antenna; Foster & Partners; Jeremy Dixon and Edward Jones; Richard Rogers Partnership; Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners; Lobb Partnership; David Marks Julia Barfield; The Science Museum’s Tim Molloy with Ben Kelly Design and Casson Mann; Ahrends Burton and Koralek with Techniquest; Anthony Hudson Architects; Whitby and Bird; and Durham County Council.
The product design list features: James Dyson; Julian Brown; Hallmark Group; Paul Newman; Inflate; Michael Marriott; Priestman Goode; Jones Garrard; Laurence Gunzi; Kinnear Dufort; Motivation; Nigel Buchanan; Poulton & Poulton; TKO’s Andy Davey; and IBM UK.