Designers: Jack Self, Editor-in-Chief, and OK-RM (Oliver Knight and Rory McGrath), Creative Directors Graphics category

Real Review

A quarterly magazine that explores ‘ what it means to live today’.

Funded via Kickstarter, the project has built an engaged readership who have responded enthusiastically to the premise of an accessible platform for robust debate around contemporary architecture. The magazine rejects the prevailing notion of architecture and design magazines as lifestyle-focused artefacts designed for the coffee table; instead, it offers a content-driven, newspaper-inspired platform.

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Graphics nominees


A year of political unrest has proven to be a strong theme for this category, including the creation of a Refugee Nation Flag designed for the first ever Olympic refugee team.

Meet the designer

Jack Self (Real Foundation) and Rory McGrath (OK-RM) share their design story, motivations, obstacles and future plans for Real Review in this interview with the Design Museum.

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Beazley Designs of the Year

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

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