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Rockstar nominated for design award

Rockstar, who published Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City, have been nominated for the prestigious Designer of the Year award.

Despite carrying a prize of just £25,000 – chicken-feed compared to the piles of cash GTA has generated – winning the award would be a major step for Rockstar themselves and the computer games industry in general. Since they are competing with jewellery and furniture designers, it would be big step if they win what is described as “the UK designer or design team that made the biggest contribution in 2002.”

A jury selects the winner with a public vote helping to finalise the decision. If you want to help swing the vote, visit DesignMuseum.org to register your support.

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