It's Nice That, Russian tattoos and a trillion dollars on Brit shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Brit Insurance Designs of the Year has been announced, and the graphics category features an eclectic range of international projects.

London-based design blog and periodicals It's Nice That is on the shortlist, as is a book on Russian criminal tattoos and TBWA's innovative Trillion Dollar protest campaign with The Zimbabwean Newspaper.

The awards cover a range of design disciplines, including fashion, product design, architecture, interactive design, furniture, and transport.

Last year Shepard Fairey's Hope poster for Obama's presidential campaign took the overall Design of the Year award, while the Engine Service Design's Social Innovation Lab for Kent County Council won the graphics category.

The full graphics shortlist is as follows:

032c Magazine, Germany
Art Direction by Mike Meiré

Altermodern: Tate Triennial Catalogue and Poster Design, UK
M/M (Paris)

Cafe of Equivalent$, UK

Corporate Diversity, Swiss Graphic Design and Advertising by Geigy 1940-1970, Switzerland
NORM, edited by Andres Janser and Barbara Junod

Daily Visual Column for de Volkskrant, Netherlands

It’s Nice That, UK
Will Hudson and Alex Bec

PIG 05049, Netherlands
Christien Meindertsma

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III, UK
FUEL Design and Publishing

The Happy Hypocrite, UK
A Practice for Everyday Life

The Indian Type Foundry, India
Peter Bilak and Satya Rajpurohit

The Newspaper Club, UK
Ben Terrett

The New Yorker, 2 Nov 2009 Edition, USA
Chris Ware

Trillion Dollar Campaign, Zimbabwe
TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, South Africa for The Zimbabwean Newspaper

Typographic Trees, Crawley Library, UK
Gordon Young and Why Not Associates

Voltaic: Songs from the Volta Tour
M/M (Paris) for Björk

War Memorial, UK
Harry Pearce for the Science Museum, London

Yes, UK
Farrow Design for the Pet Shop Boys

The winners will be announced in March.


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