D&AD Awards 2014: bold posters and Dumb Ways to Die knock-offs

We visit the D&AD Awards 2014 judging to see what Marion Deuchars and Rob Longworth make of this year's design and illustration entries.

This week some the world's leading designers, creative directors, illustrators, animators and filmmakers have descended on the massive Pillar Hall at London's Olympia to look over work submitted to this year's D&AD Awards.

Over the week they've picked up 202 to be put nominated for a Yellow Pencil across categories from TV & Cinema Advertising to Graphic Design and Music Videos. In the new Crafts for Design category – which looks over a mix of illustration, photography, typography and type design, animation and sound design for 'design projects' – projects nominated varied from Pentagram's design of The Purple Book for Laurence King to Google's in-house animation for its Loon network of Wi-Fi enabling balloons.

We caught up with two of Crafts for Design's jury: foreman, illustrator and author Marion Deuchars and Human After All creative director Rob Longworth. Watch the video above for an overview of their thoughts on this year's entries – or watch the full interviews with Marion and Rob below.

D&AD Awards judging 2014

The Pillar Hall is mainly used for conferences, exhibitions and other large-scale events.
We REALLY wanted to make off with these cushions.
The ballsiest entry was by the creators of this truck cab's interior. They sent the actual cab. The D&AD says it can't return entered work, so we expect to see a D&AD-run entry at this year's truck racing season at Brands Hatch.
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