Friday, May 16, 2008

D&AD awards

I have always admired the rigour of the Design and Art Direction jurors; when there is nothing which merits the top D&AD award, the Black Pencil, then that year no award in the category will be made.

This year Apple scored with Black Pencils in recognition of the iMac and the iPhone, giving Cupertino now a collection of six, more than any other tech company. The fanboy in me rejoices!

I also feel confirmed in my good taste, having installed the amazingly quirky Uniqclock widget on my sidebar several months ago; this was deemed worthy of another of this year's Black Pencils.

The redesign in Berliner format of my favourite newspaper, The Guardian, was another of the winners of the coveted top award.

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