BBC Bristol takes Best of Show at DW awards

BBC Bristol Graphics has won Best of Show in this year’s Design Week Awards for its Poems on the Box screen graphics for BBC TV. The programme also took the Screen Graphics title, becoming the first to win an award in this new category.

Other outstanding successes included the Direct Mail category, which threw up two winners this year: The Partners for its Westerham Press linen-tester mailer; and Trickett & Webb’s booklet for Advertising Law International.

And so high was the standard of entry for Posters and Calendars that the judges decided to split the categories. The poster prize went to Halpin Grey Vermeir’s design for the Almeida Theatre’s production of the play Molly Sweeney, while Johnson Banks’ design for McNaughton Paper’s Skye range took the calendar prize.

Dewe Rogerson won the Promotional Brochures award for the Prudential Corporation Design Workbook. But there were no other full graphics awards because of the mediocre standard of the entries.

CDT Design was, however, commended for its Salisbury Festival project in the Corporate Identity category; and Glazer Design and Su Yeang Design won commendations in Annual Reports for The Natural History Museum and Superior Metal Printing reports respectively. Lippa Pearce was commended in the Newspapers and Magazines category for The Downlow.

Nor were the judges sufficiently impressed to give an award in either packaging category. However, Blackburn’s and Hall Watson were commended in Branded Packaging for their respective Glenrothes malt whisky and Rowntree’s Jellies packs.

The Furniture prize went to German manufacturer Wilkhahn for its Confair system and Modus chair. Sir Norman Foster & Partners meanwhile took the Product prize for its Kew Gardens bus, with Seymour Powell being commended for the MuZ Skorpion motorcycle.

Two interiors categories were combined – Retail and Restaurants – and a joint award given to Din Associates for the Nicole Farhi shop in London’s New Bond Street, which features Nicole’s restaurant. But there was no winner in Receptions, with Design Antenna receiving a commendation for Dudley’s Broadfield House Glass Museum.

Finally, the Exhibitions prize went to Fitch and Jasper Jacob for Health Matters at the Science Museum in London. Commendations went to 2LK for its exhibition stand for Sony Broadcast and Professional, Europe, and to Haley Sharpe for the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.

The awards were judged by a team of 19 judges this year, chaired by Jane Priestman. Full details are published in a colour supplement distributed free with this week’s issue to Design Week subscribers. Extra copies can be obtained, priced ú5, from Anna Martin, DW Circulation Department: Tel: 0171-439 4222; fax: 0171-439 0110.

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