Brit Insurance Design Awards exhibition kicks off at the Design Museum

The shortlist for this year's Brit Insurance Design Awards are being showcased at an exhibition at the Design Museum, which opened today. The works on show cover architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport design.

The Graphics category includes Marian Bantjes' lusciously produced mediation on beauty I Wonder and Visual Editions' take on The Life and Opinions of Tristam Shandy, Gentleman, while the Interactive category includes six mobile apps -- including the wildly popular Angry Birds game. (The iPad itself appears in the Product category).

Stephen Bayley will chair the 2011 jury and will be joined by art and design curator Janice Blackburn OBE; graphic designer Mark Farrow; novelist Will Self; pro vice-chancellor of Kingston University Penny Sparke; Simon Waterfall, co-founder of digital agency Poke and last year's president of the D&AD; and Bill Moggeridge, director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.

The Exhibition runs until August 7. The jury will select the seven category winners to be announced on February 28. The overall Brit Insurance Design of the Year will be announced at the Awards Dinner on March 15. This year's awards trophy will be designed by Ross Lovegrove.

The full set of nominations in the Graphics Category are:

A Love Letter For You, USA by Stephen Powers with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Coalition Of The Willing by Knife Party and Tim Rayner

Design Criminals Edible Catalogue by Andreas Pohancenik

Four Corners Familiars Series by John Morgan Studio and collaborators

Homemade Is Best by Forsman & Bodenfors for Ikea

Irma Boom: Biography In Books by Irma Boom

I Wonder by Marian Bantjes

London College Of Communication's Summer Show '10

The Life And Opinions Of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman from Visual Editions

Unit Editions by Tony Brook And Adrian Shaughnessy

See the next page for the Interactive shortlist

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