Beazley Designs of the Year Full list of nominations


A wide ranging category that includes projects that touch on augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing, emojis, single typeface and global television experience.

Google Noto by Google, Monotype & Adobe

Collaborative project that has led to the creation of a free, single typeface which can be used for 800 languages and scripts from Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew to Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Cherokee and Emoji

Meet Graham: The only person designed to survive on our roads by Patricia Piccinini for Transport Accident Authority

Graham is an interactive lifelike sculpture demonstrating human vulnerability and the bodily features that would be needed to withstand a car crash

OTHR by Joe Doucet, Dean DiSimone and Evan Clabots

3D printing company creating functional products for the home

Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

A V.R experience that can be viewed alongside actual objects. The settings are based on archival photographs of Pierre Chareau’s furniture, interiors and architecture

Pokémon GO by Niantic

A mobile game played in the physical world through augmented reality (AR)

Premier League on-air branding by DixonBaxi

A global TV experience for Premier League, designing show titles, infographics and a motion graphics system inspired by the movement of the game

Professional Women Emoji by Agustin Fonts, Rachel Been, Mark Davis, Nicole Bleuel and Chang Yang

Emoji representing the diversity of women in the workforce

Rapid Liquid Printing by Self-Assembly Lab, MIT and Christophe Guberan and Steelcase

An experimental new fabrication process and a breakthrough in 3D printing technologies

Refugee Text by Kåre M. S. Solvåg, Caroline Arvidsson, Ciarán Duffy

Text message service to provide refugees with live updates on policy changes and practical information

Saydnaya: Inside a Syrian Torture Prison

An interactive 3D recreation of a Syrian torture prison near Damascus, constructed through the memories and descriptions of survivors

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Beazley Designs of the Year

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the exhibition comprises 62 nominations across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport and showcases some of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today.