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From smartphone games to ink made from air pollution to drones used for search and rescue, discover the most exciting designs from across the world in the Awards’ tenth anniversary year.

On display are 62 nominations, showcasing the work of both established and emerging designers across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product and Transport. Each design is examined in-depth through sketches, models, videos and photography.

Responses to global political unrest feature prominently, including the Pussyhats designed and created to wear in protest at President Trump’s sexist comments, Wolfgang Tillmans’ Remain Campaign during the EU referendum, and the Calais Builds project which delivered fast, short-term building and infrastructure solutions to the refugee camp.

Other nominees include a hijab designed by Nike, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, a clothing line by Kanye West for his Life of Pablo tour, and the first ever 3D-printed self-driving bus. A panel of eminent designers and curators have the unenviable task of choosing a winner for each category, and the overall Design of the Year will be announced on 25 January 2018.

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