Gorillaz animator up for award

Jamie Hewlett is honoured

The cartoonist behind Gorillaz’ animation has been nominated for the £25,000 Designer Of The Year award.

Jamie Hewlett, who co-created the group with Blur’s Damon Albarn, is one of four nominees up for the annual prize, organised by the Design Museum, reports the BBC.

Other contenders are the humanitarian designer Cameron Sinclair, furniture designer Tom Dixon and the design team behind the Guardian newspaper.

Shortlisted work will go on display at the museum, in London, on March 4.

The public can vote on the Designer of the Year website here before the winner is announced in May.