Beazley Designs of the Year

Things to do, Exhibitions
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Women's March on Washington - Rally
Kevin Mazur Demonstrators attend the rally at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017

This annual exhibition is a celebration of the year’s best design projects spanning architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport. Look out for the original Pussyhat, symbolising women’s solidarity in protest of President Donald Trump’s sexist remarks and the Refugee Nation Flag, created to represent stateless athletes at last year’s Rio Olympics.

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This is 9th year of the designs of the year awards. It contains about 70 nominations and they range from sheer genius to frankly weird. The eclecticism of the exhibition is wonderful; it has human organs on microchips, intelligent street-lighting, funky typefaces, beautiful buildings and driverless cars.

After viewing the exhibits you can vote for your favourite and the design with the most votes wins.

I enjoy this show every year and the only reason that it doesn't get the whole 5 stars is that at £13 per adult, it is not cheap. However, you do get a nice booklet explaining all the nominees and entry to the bicycle design show too (also very good!)

The photos are; challenging the notion of the souvenir and shock absorbers for wheelchairs.