CSD Fellow scoops Prince Philip Designers' Prize 2011
CSD Fellow wins 2011 Prince Philip Designers' Prize
Quentin Blake CBE, FCSD, RDI has won the 2011 Prince Philip Designers' Prize.
At a packed ceremony last night our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, announced the winner from a list encompassing one of the widest ranges of design disciplines in the Prize’s history according to the Design Council. The list also featured CSD Fellow Dinah Casson together with such icons of design as Sir Paul Smith, Tim Brown and Sir David Chipperfield. A full shortlist can be found on the Design Council website ...
Quentin, who was this year's CSD nomination for the award, adds this prestigious prize to a list of accolades including: the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award and the international Bologna Ragazzi Prize. He won the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the highest international recognition given to creators of children's books. In 2004 Quentin Blake was awarded the 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres' by the French Government for services to literature and in 2007 he was made 'Officier' in the same order.
He is recognised, according to The Guardian, as 'a national institution'. In 1999 he was appointed the first ever Children's Laureate, a post designed to raise the profile of children's literature. In 2002 his book Laureate's Progress recorded many of his activities and the illustrations he produced during his two-year tenure.
Further details of Quentin's prolific life and work can be found on his website ...