Design Museum reveals shortlist for Beazley Designs of the Year award

Jonathan Barnbrook’s graphics for David Bowie’s Blackstar album and the recent Channel 4 rebrand are among this year’s 70 nominees.

Channel 4 rebrand
Channel 4 rebrand

The nominees have been announced for the Design Museum’s ninth annual exhibition and awards programme, the Beazley Designs of the Year.

Celebrating the best design from all over the world over the last 12 months, the nominees span six different categories, including architecture; digital; fashion; graphics; product and transport.

The 70 shortlisted designs feature everything from high profile ad campaigns like Apple’s Shot on iPhone 6, to innovative solutions to the refugee crisis, such as a flat-pack refugee shelter designed by the IKEA Foundation.

Dreamland Margate and the Channel 4 rebrand

HemingwayDesign’s Dreamland Margate theme park is one of the nominees in the architecture category, while the Adidas x Parley running shoe made from illegal deep-sea gillnets and recycled ocean plastics is in the running for the product design prize.

The graphics nominees include the new Channel 4 identity created by 4Creative with Neville Brody and the artwork for the late David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, designed by Jonathan Barnbrook.

And the Lumos smart bicycle helmet is one of the shortlisted transport designs, comprising integrated lights, brakes and turn signals.

Part of opening programme

The nominated designs will form part of the Design Museum’s exhibition programme when it moves to its new Kensington location in November. Sketches, physical designs, models and photography for all the nominees will go on display.

A winner will then be selected in each of the categories and an overall winner announced on 26 January 2017.

See the full list of nominees and find out more information about the awards here.

David Bowie Blackstar album artwork
David Bowie Blackstar album artwork
SH:24
SH:24
Lumos helmet
Lumos helmet
intheeyesofananimal
In the Eyes of an Animal
Drinkable Book
Drinkable Book
Adidas x Parley running shoe
Adidas x Parley running shoe

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