Legendary Pop Artist, and one of the most influential in British Art History, Sir Peter Blake has designed the 2012 Brit Award Statuette continuing his long integration with the world of music and popular culture.
Blake, who follows in the footsteps of last year's chosen designer, Dame Vivienne Westwood as this year’s choice of artist for this prestigious project could not be more appropriate; a quintessentially British pop artist re-designing an iconic symbol of British music.
Soon after the Brit awards began in 1977, the small golden statue became one of the British pop industries most sought after awards. Blake’s design is typical of his work and perfectly captures the ebullience, fun and Britishness of the awards.
The statuette is patriotically coloured red, white and blue, echoing the union flag that appears on the base of the trophy. The word Brit runs vertically along the award and on the trophy base Blake has featured his classic pop art motifs that have become synonymous with his work.
“I am very proud to be this year’s designer,” said Sir Peter. “It is wonderful to be a part of this most important and exciting music event, honouring the greatest of talents shaping our musical landscape. I’ve enjoyed the creative challenge to honour such leading performers enormously.”
David Joseph, Brits chairman, said the organisation felt “hugely honoured that Sir Peter had agreed to take on the brief. Having created possibly the world’s most iconic album sleeve with The Beatles, Sir Peter’s work is synonymous with the best of British music,”