Design Awards no April Fools

The Designers Institute of New Zealand has announced entries for the 2011 Best Awards, also known as the Oscars of the design industry, will open April 1st. “No joke,” says the institute. 

Black, Gold and Purple Pins will be dished out to the very best in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design. 

In the meantime, you can refresh your memory with 2010’s results HERE, and also check out video interviews with the winners below. 

Best of Best: Brad Knewstubb on how to comfort, scare, excite and fascinate an audience 

Best of Best: Jasmax’s Tim Hooson on the connection between design and human performance

Best of Best: Alt Group's Dean Poole grows up 

Best of Best: Studio Alexander keep it in the family 

Best of Best: Cathy Veninga talks primo and supremo  

Best of Best: Sons & Co talk age and quakes