2020 Turner Prize Broadens its Impact

The Turner Prize typically shortlists four artists, with the winner receiving £25,000 and three runners-up receiving £5,000 in prize money. While this year’s Turner Prize has been “cancelled,” 10 winners will be chosen—and each will be awarded £10,000 in an effort to support more artists. The highly regarded award (named for J.M.W. Turner) is one of many that has altered its rules and the scope …

“A Refined Point of View” Honored by the Webby Awards

The organization has diligently documented online excellence for two decades

The Webby Awards have diligently documented excellence on the internet for two decades now, observing it expand and evolve. In their words, they’ve seen it grow “from a professional and academic tool to a ubiquitous communications platform to the universal medium for the most significant breakthroughs in consumer technology and culture at large.” COOL HUNTING won a Webby for our video series all the way …

The Lexus Design Award’s 2020 Finalists

Six innovations offer solutions for problems that include air pollution, visual impairment, flooding and more

Now in its eighth year, the Lexus Design Award honors innovators around the world who formulate clever solutions for everyday challenges. This year’s theme “Design for a Better Tomorrow” prompted applicants “to envision solutions to 21st-century challenges that anticipate, innovate and captivate.” Narrowing the field from more than 2,000 submissions to just six finalists is never an easy process, but this year’s group (from Kenya, …