A host of UAL alumni have been nominated for the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year 2015. The awards celebrate the most innovative and interesting design from around the world, and feature some of the design industry’s biggest names.
76 projects were selected for nomination, with nominees coming from over 30 countries across five continents.
London College of Communication alumna Shaz Madani was nominated for her creative direction of Riposte magazine, while alumna Penny Webb was nominated for a project that measures and transfers the dimensions of physical objects to a digital model in real time.
Camberwell College of Arts alumna Eva Kellenberger received a nomination in the graphic design category along with design partner Sebastian White for their design of the ‘Glasgow International’ 2014 identity.
Two Central Saint Martins graduates, Thomas Tait and Ann-Sofie Back, were nominated in the fashion category, as was London College of Fashion’s Jonathan Anderson whose collection draws on Jacques Tati.
Scooping further nominations were graphic design practices Graphic Thought Facility (four of its members are Central Saint Martins alumni) and Pentagram (three of the consultancy’s partners are London College of Communication alumni and a further two graduated from Central Saint Martins).
The Designs of the Year 2015 category winners will be announced on 4 May, with the overall winner due to be revealed at a ceremony at the Design Museum on 4 June. An exhibition showcasing the projects is open until 23 August.