Brit Insurance Design Awards Shortlist Announced

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Has it already been three years? It seems like just yesterday that critics were decrying the launch of another design award and Yves Behar was taking home that very first decried prize. But here we are with the just released shortlist (pdf) for the third edition of London’s Design Museum‘s Brit Insurance Design Awards. You’ll recall that last year Shepard Fairey, Make, and Singgih S. Kartono‘s great Magno Wooden Radio were the big winners. This time around, it’s an equally impressive mix. Zaha Hadid is in there with her possibly Pope-approved MAXXI museum, pitted against others like New York’s High Line Park. Chris Ware has made the cut for his New Yorker cover back in early November. And even Yves is back to try for a repeat victory, landing spots in both the Product category with his eco-friendly unmentionables and in Transportation for his Mission One Superbike. The Design Museum will host all the shortlisters come mid-February and the winners will be announced in March.