Awards madness

9 March 2010

Fit to print

Fit to print

chloë king

Newspaper Club shows what we can do with tomorrow’s papers
Newspaper Club didn’t think they had a hope of following Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster and winning the Graphics category at the Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2010, writes Chloë King.

18 January 2010

Signs of the moment

Signs of the moment

Graphics and interaction in the Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist
The Design Museum has just announced the shortlist for the 

11 November 2009

Never mind the music

Never mind the music

john l. walters

Your chance to vote for the best of 2009’s vinyl sleeve art
Formats come and formats go (and MP3s are going the way of cassettes now that we have room for ALEs), but vinyl has had a surprisingly long afterlife, writes John L. Walters.

11 November 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Book series

Just Add Stock winner, Book series

The Penguin Magnum series
The Just Add Stock judges had little difficulty deciding the winner of the book series category: The Penguin Magnum Collection.

6 November 2009

Just Add Stock winner, advertising

Just Add Stock winner, advertising

john ridpath, the awards department

Why Not Associates’ stark poster for The End of the Line
It was a tough call, but the Just Add Stock award for Printed advertising went to Why Not Associates. Their winning entry was a poster for Rupert Murray’s The End Of The Line, a documentary exposing the devastating effect of overfishing on the world’s oceans.

1 November 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Magazines

Just Add Stock winner, Magazines

john ridpath, the awards department

Micha Weidmann's cover for the New Statesman’s ‘Monarchy Special’
The striking cover of the New Statesman’s ‘Monarchy Special’ stood out amongst an otherwise strong field of entries. Won over by the cover’s ‘graphic twist’, the judges were impressed with Micha Weidmann's visual take on the issue’s controversial theme: ‘Why Ma’am Must Go’.

27 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

Just Add Stock winner, Interiors

dan wilkinson, john ridpath, the awards department

TILT’s environmental graphics for Eversheds’ London headquarters
TILT design, Just Add Stock’s Interiors section winner, had very little competition: only two entries were received for this category. But their winning design is a great and daring example of stock use that would clearly hold its own against a much larger pool of entries.

22 October 2009

Music by design

Music by design

john ridpath

Eye goes behind the scenes of next year’s Music Design Awards
The winners of the first ever Music Design Awards will be announced next February, writes John Ridpath. The organisers – Marie Thomas and Matthew Davies – found some time to talk to Eye about this new competition.

20 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Stamps

Just Add Stock winner, Stamps

Lest We Forget – Hat-trick Design's stamp series for Royal Mail
Combining a Remembrance Day poppy with a photograph of the Somme battlefields, Hat-trick’s clever use of stock was the undisputed winner of the Stamps category.

16 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Reports

Just Add Stock winner, Reports

the awards department

Zerofee’s Bondage for Freedom – the Angola 3 broadsheet
In terms of entries received, the reports and brochures category of the Just Add Stock awards was one of the most popular. Much of the work was deemed to be unimaginative or timid by our panel of judges, but among the stronger entries there was a clear winner: London based studio Zerofee for their Angola 3 broadsheet, centred around the incarceration of three Black Panthers.
 
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