The winners of the first three medals at the London Design Biennale 2018, hosted by Somerset House, have been announced this evening.
There are four medals in total, with the the first three being selected by the Biennale’s International Jury – a group of 14 world-leading design experts and influencers including Paola Antonella of MoMA; James Lingwood MBE, co-director of Artangel, and Jonathan Reekie CBE, director of Somerset House Trust. The final award (to be announced on 19 September) is voted for by visitors.
Over forty countries have submitted entries inspired by the theme of Emotional States and the winners are…
The London Design Biennale 2018 Medal, awarded to the most outstanding overall contribution (supported by Poly Culture Group), goes to EGYPT for Modernist Indignation, an elegy for a rapidly disappearing culture, seen through the prism of the first Arabic design magazine.
The London Design Biennale 2018 Emotional States Medal, awarded for the most inspiring interpretation of the 2018 theme (supported by Panasonic), goes to USA for Face Values, which invites visitors to use their facial expressions to control sound and graphic displays, instigating provocative conversations between humans and machines.
The London Design Biennale 2018 Best Design Medal, awarded to the contribution with the most exceptional design (supported by Princess Yachts), goes to LATVIA, with honourable mention to Poland and China. The Latvian pavilion, Matter to Matter, is a meditation on architecture and technology’s interaction with nature and was inspired by the importance of socially responsible and environmentally-friendly design.
- Jawa El Khash's latest work resurrects lost artefacts in a virtual afterlife
- “In the end, design is about feelings”: Off Office on its thoughtful design ethos
- Testosterone and the trans gaze: Laurence Philomene on photographing non-binary joy
- Greg Ito’s meticulous portfolio of paintings explores “time, love, loss, hope, and tragedy”
- Books are more than visual reference for Charlotte Ager, they are studies in how to tell stories
- The latest issue of Der Greif takes a shockingly explicit look at censorship (NSFW)
- Led By Donkeys is crowdfunding £50,000 for “honest” No Deal Brexit ad campaign
- Taschen’s recent release celebrates “the greatest cat photographer of the 20th Century”
- The Advertising Standards Authority has banned its first ads for “harmful” gender stereotyping
- Introducing the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2019!
- Suzy Chan’s portfolio boasts original graphic design, animation, typography and so much more
- Stefanie Tam’s graphic design grounds conceptual thinking in compelling visuals