Monday, 12:23pm
18 January 2010

Signs of the moment

Graphics and interaction in the Brit Insurance Design Awards shortlist

The Design Museum has just announced the shortlist for the

Brit Insurance Design Awards for this year. (You can now read the full list on the Museum’s website.)


The Interactive section includes: BBC iPlayer, UK (BBC), Bloom, UK (Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers), Amazon’s Kindle 2, The Incidental, Milan and London Design Festival (Daniel Charny, From Now On), the YCN Library and the Onedotzero Festival Identity (above) by W+K and Karsten Schmidt, subject of the Reputations interview in Eye 74.

altermodern logos M/M (Paris)

The Graphics section includes: Mike Meiré’s controversial art direction of 032c magazine, M/M’s poster and catalogue design for Altermodern (above) and Kennardphillipps’s Cafe of Equivalent$ (below).


Plus: Corporate Diversity, Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy 1940-1970 (design by NORM) and Gorilla’s daily column for de Volkskrant (below).


Also: It’s Nice That, PIG 05049 (Christien Meindertsma), FUEL’s Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III, UK, The Happy Hypocrite (APFEL), The Indian Type Foundry, India (Peter Biľak and Satya Rajpurohit), The Newspaper Club, Chris Ware’s celebrated Halloween cover for The New Yorker (bottom), Typographic Trees, M/M’s Björk cover Voltaic: Songs from the Volta Tour , War Memorial (Harry Pearce for the Science Museum, London), Mark Farrow’s cover for Yes by the Pet Shop Boys and the Trillion Dollar campaign for The Zimbabwean (top).

New Yorker Chris Ware Halloween cover

Eye, the international review of graphic design, is a quarterly journal you can read like a magazine and collect like a book. It’s available from all good design bookshops and at the online Eye shop, where you can order subscriptions, single issues and (new!) classic collections of themed back issues. Eye 74 is a Berlin special.