Brit Insurance Design of the Year 2009 Winner
Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster has won the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009.
The design was chosen from the seven category winners as the most innovative forward thinking design from the past 12 months.
The Obama poster nominated by design expert Patrick Burgoyne was announced the winning design at the Awards dinner hosted by Naomi Cleaver at the Design Museum last night.
Although Shepard himself was unable to collect his award in person on the night a representative and friend, Simon Holmes accepted the award on his behalf.
Simon Holmes collecting the award for Shepard Fairey, photgraphy credit Luke Hayes
Shepard Fairey said on receiving his award: I’d like to thank the jury and the Brit Insurance Design Awards for presenting me with this award. The Obama Hope poster was created as a grass roots tool for the Obama campaign and I’m very honoured to be recognised for its creativity and contribution to graphic design, especially amongst all the other incredible nominations across the various disciplines that made thought provoking, conscious design?
19th March 2009