Jamie Hewlett has wins Designer Of The Year

Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett has won Designer Of The Year at a ceremony at London’s Design Museum this week. Recognised for creating Gorillaz’ graphics, animations and ‘live’ performances, he claimed the £25,000 prize ahead of previously reported fellow nominees The Guardian’s redesign team, Cameron Sinclair for his work with Architecture For Humanity, and furniture and lighting designer Tom Dixon.

Jury chair Christopher Frayling said: “Jamie Hewlett has not only created a personal mythology with the virtual band Gorillaz, he has also created designs for the direction in which technology and culture are going, the shape of things to come.”

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