Album art from David Bowie, a NASA space cup and an Apple advertising campaign are among the nominees for the prestigious Beazley Designs of the Year 2016.
Previous winners include the London 2012 Olympic torch and Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Entering its ninth incarnation, the awards, hosted by the Design Museum in London, feature a raft of new nominees from all walks of design. The six categories, separated into the fields of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport, are represented by 67 individuals and collaborations from all corners of the globe.
High profile nominees include the Tate Modern Switch House on London’s Southbank and Bjarke Ingels’ “courtscraper”, VIA 57 West in New York. On the smaller scale there’s nods to a drinkable book, that advises users who can then tear out a page and use its germ-killing paper to filter water. STI testing kits and videogames also make the various shortlists, which focus on excellence, elegance, but also practical solutions to everyday problems.
Nominees will be on display at the Design Museum’s new home in Kensington, London from November 24, with the awards handed out for category winners and overall winner on January 26.
Scroll through the gallery about to see a selection of the nominees.