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Roses Design Awards Nominations

Roses Design Awards Nominations

The judging for this year’s Roses Design Awards is now complete, with a wide range of work from agencies across the UK nominated by a prestigious panel of judges, chaired by Malcolm Garrett, creative director at Applied Information Group. For a full lis

“But the designers are doing really good work with tough subject matter. They are being quite inventive in how they approach the work.”

He continues: “The publications category of the work has been the strongest. There have been some inventive formats, some interesting use of materials and nice binding mechanisms, which is great to see.

“It’s been an enjoyable day and there has been some fantastic work. Some very poorly executed and some executed very well. It is the latter that will win the awards.

“If only designers would concentrate more on the actual execution of their work there would be even more great work to see. Some of the categories that were not so strong were not let down by the ideas but the execution.

“However, there have been lots of different styles of work and it is interesting to see the number of printed publications being entered in what is supposed to the age of the internet. There is a lot of good work being done here.”

Here is just a sample of some of the nominated work. To see the full list of nominations for this year’s Roses Design Awards visit from noon on 1 August.

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