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A swing vote on 3D printing

With shades of the BBC’s General Election Swingometer, but with a more visceral twist, the Design Museum is setting up a live vote machine to answer the question ‘should home 3D printing be regulated?’. The question, which comes after developments such as the world’s first-ever 3D printed gun will be put to a global audience, […]


Exhibition design shortlist 2013

Bronze, for Royal Academy of Arts, by Stanton Williams Stanton Williams developed designs for the 1700m2 Bronze exhibition, which covered a series of 11 galleries in the Royal Academy. The design had to consider appropriate display for bronze works of over two tonnes, and 119 showcases, many with strict environmental controls. The design presents the […]


Editorial design shortlist 2013

Telecities guides, for TeleCityGroup, by Nelson Bostock and Structure TelecityGroup is a leading provider of carrier neutral data centres and has a marketing focus on attracting new business customers from outside Europe. Aimed at executives and prospective customers, the Telecities guides are physical city guides that provide information about key European digital hubs, including Paris, […]


Digital installations shortlist 2013

Nature Trail, for Great Ormond Street Hospital, by Jason Bruges Studio Jason Bruges Studio was briefed to design and install a distraction artwork to create a calming yet engaging route to operating theatres for young patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The wall has become a digital ‘nature trail’ – a natural canvas […]


App design shortlist 2013

Viggle, by Method The Viggle app for the iPhone and Android is the first-ever loyalty programme for television, bringing TV viewers closer to  their favourite shows and content creators closer to their audiences. Method built on the core idea of watch TV, check in, get rewards, to create a minimal and focused app based around […]


Broadcast design shortlist 2013

4Seven, for Channel 4, by Magpie Studio, Man vs Machine and 4Creative 4Seven is Channel 4’s first new channel since 2005 – a reactive catch-up service with programming directly affected by public reaction and interaction. The 4Seven identity needed to link to the overall Channel 4 brand while also defining the new channel. The result […]


Brand campaigns shortlist 2013

Silo Theatre identity, by Alt Group New Zealand-based consultancy Alt Group developed a new identity for the Silo Theatre, in Auckland. The consultancy says it was looking to reinforce the theatre’s edgey, avant-garde reputation, and move away from show-based identities. The new identity sees the letters of the Silo name arranged to form a face, […]


Print communications shortlist 2013

Royal Mail Yearpack, for Royal Mail, by Magpie Studio The Royal Mail Yearpack is a concertina-folded booklet which contains all of Royal Mail’s special stamp issues from 2012. Magpie created designs based around a collage pillar-box. The fibre-glass box was decorated by artist James Taylor, who used images from the special-edition stamps, before being photographed […]

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