Design Museum's Designs of the Year 2012 announced

London's Design Museum may be about to embark on a big move across the city, but that hasn't stopped it putting on its yearly show of the best design work across graphics, digital, architecture, fashion, furniture, products and transport. Even the lack of a headline sponsor hasn't held it back.

Each of the products on show is a nominee for a prize in each of the seven categories, which are announced alongside an overall winner on April 24. The exhibition runs Feb 8 to July 15 2012.

The Graphics category includes The Comedy Carpet by Why Not Associates, Paul Sahre's cover artwork and music video for Join Us by They Might Be Giants, Dalton Maag's custom Pure font for Nokia, and Noma Bar's Cut It Out exhibition (read our interview with Noma about Cut It Out here). The Digital category features the BBC's latest homepage, The Becks Green Box project and Microsoft's Kinect. Nominees in other categories include the timely (Barber Osgerby's Olympic Torch 2012 for London), and put the overindulgent next to the simple but life-changing (for example, the Duchess of Cambridge’s you-can-only-guess-how-much-it-cost-to-make wedding dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen versus a wind-propelled Landmine Detonator that costs £25 to produce).

Here's the full list of nominees in the graphics category:

  • AA Files by John Morgan Studio
  • Beauty is in the Street from Four Corners Books, cover designed by John Morgan, book interior designed by Pierre Le Hors
  • Bloomberg Businessweek magazine

  • The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool by Why Not Associates

  • Cover artwork and video for Join Us by They Might Be Giants by Paul Sahre

  • Cut it Out by Noma Bar
  • Matthew Hilton identity and website by Spin

  • Nokia Pure font by Dalton Maag
  • One Thousand Cranes for Japan, concept by Anomaly and Unit 9, London, UK
  • Photo-Lettering by House Industries
  • Promotional sample book for GF Smith by SEA Design
  • Stockmann packaging by Kokoro & Moi
  • Self Service magazine
  • What Design Can Do! by De Designpolitie
  • Your Browser Sent A Request That This Server Could Not Understand by Koen Taselaar

The best of digital

The full list of nominees in the digital category is:

  • BBC Homepage Version 4
  • Beck’s Green Box project
  • Face Substitution by Arturo Castro and Kyle McDonald

  • Guardian iPad edition

  • High Arctic at the National Maritime Museum by United Visual Artists

  • Homeplus Tesco Virtual Store in Seoul, South Korea
  • Letter to Jane by Tim Moore
  • Microsoft Kinect and Kinect SDK
  • Musicity, concept by Nick Luscombe and Simon Jordan and designed by Jump Studios
  • The Stanley Parable by Davey Wreden
  • Suwappu by Dentsu London in consultation with BERG
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