Awards madness

7 June 2011

Canapés, alcohol and tea in Iran

Canapés, alcohol and tea in Iran

john l. walters

Olivier Kugler wins the top prize at the V&A Illustration Awards 2011.
Awards ceremonies tend to follow a familiar pattern, writes Eye editor John L. Walters. Plenty of alcohol, fast-emptying plates of tiny canapés, long speeches – from sponsors, organisers and judges – followed by lots of individual categories, speeches, photo-opportunities and engraved Perspex trophies.

9 March 2011

Wild vision

Wild vision

wayne ford

Wayne Ford on the art and craft of wildlife photography
In 1884, Ottmar Anschütz made his now famous studies of storks, writes Wayne Ford. The following year, R. B. Lodge successfully recorded a brooding Lapwing, while in 1899, brothers Cherry and Richard Kearton, who had travelled the width and breadth of the United Kingdom in search of their subjects, published With Nature and a Camera (Cassell & Co). The work of these early pioneers, and others, would form the basis of what today we term wildlife and nature photography.

18 January 2011

Brit Insurance Design Awards

Brit Insurance Design Awards

john ridpath, the awards department

Bantjes, Shandy, Flipboard and E.Chromi make the (long) shortlist
London’s Design Museum announced the shortlist for this year’s Brit Insurance Design awards this morning. Eye readers will spot some familiar work among the nominees – not least two beautiful books featured in Eye 77: Visual Edition’s Tristam Shandy (below) and Marian Bantjes’ decorative feast I Wonder (pictured top; see also ‘A sense of wonder’ on the Eye blog).

30 November 2010

Deal with it!

Deal with it!

gill hicks

Design a face for M.A.D.’s student playing card competition
‘Playing for Peace’ – one of our Peace by Design projects – has evolved as part of my new life at M.A.D. (Making A Difference) for Peace, which I set up to communicate the importance of our individual responsibility in creating a world in which extreme conflict is ended, writes Gill Hicks.

15 October 2010

Twenty-twenty vision

Twenty-twenty vision

nick kapica

The Macpac_20 Concept Store: a visual and spatial design collaboration
A few weeks ago I attended the BEST awards, the premier design awards in New Zealand, writes Nick Kapica of Massey University. I was very pleased that our College of Creative Arts (CoCA) swept the board within the student awards.

6 July 2010

Graphic love for ‘Labels’

Graphic love for ‘Labels’

john ridpath, the awards department

International winners announced in ‘Ten Images for Ithaca’ 2010
The winners of this year’s Ten Images for Ithaca Competition have been announced. The theme was ‘Labels’ and 1728 posters were submitted from designers working all over the world (including Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, the United States and Greece). 

23 June 2010

‘We want fresh bread.’

‘We want fresh bread.’

john l. walters, the awards department

Prizes for Yasuda, Schraivogel, Windlin, etc. at Brno Biennial 2010
Earlier this week I experienced the pleasures and pains of sitting on the international jury of the Brno Biennial 2010, writes John L. Walters. The fun came from looking at lots of interesting international work (nothing from the UK) in the pleasant company of fellow jurors Alan Záruba, Igor Stanisljevic, Koichi Sato, Scott Santoro, Lizá Ramalho of R2, Karel Martens and Petr Babák.

17 June 2010

Romeo + Juliet, letters, lines & boxes

Romeo + Juliet, letters, lines & boxes

the awards department

Announcing some winners of the recent European Design Awards
The winners of the fourth European Design Awards have now been posted on the EDA’s website: europeandesign.org.

4 June 2010

D&AD awards madness

D&AD awards madness

john ridpath, the awards department

Victory for Spike Jonze, the ‘Trillion Dollar Flyer’ and Apple.com
Last night, the eyes of the creative industry were fixed on London’s Roundhouse for the 2010 D&AD awards ceremony. This year’s President’s Award went to Spike Jonze in recognition of his ‘outstanding contribution to creativity’.

14 May 2010

Paper chase

Paper chase

simon esterson

Last chance to submit your work for Fedrigoni Top Applications Award
If you have produced any work in the last year on Fedrigoni papers there’s only a week or so left to submit your project to the company’s ‘Top Applications Award’ 2010, writes Simon Esterson.
 
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