One would assume that after having received 21 Grammys, and countless other awards for his work, folks are running out of ways to honour Kanye West’s work. However, it seems an English museum has managed to nominate him for yet another award.
As Billboard reports, London’s Design Museum has today announced its list of nominees for the Beazley Design Of The Year award, with nominees announced in the fields of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport.
Kanye has found himself nominated in the field of fashion, for his Life Of Pablo merchandise and accompanying pop-up stores. As the museum’s entry on West’s nomination notes, Kanye worked in partnership with Bravado’s Mat Vlasic, who is also listed on the nomination, to open up 21 pop-up shops around the world between August 19th and 21st last year. Noted as the first global pop-up event, the stores were opened around the world, with locations in America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia.
The venues were only announced 24 hours prior to opening, and sold limited-edition pieces of West’s Life Of Pablo merchandise, with most pieces featuring designs exclusive to the location.
Of course, Kanye West might up for some stiff competition, considering that he is up against the Nike Pro Hijab, which provided Muslim with a hijab for sportswear, and the Pussyhat Project, by Krista Suh, Jayna Zweiman, Kat Coyle and Aurora Lady, which became a symbol of support and solidarity for women’s rights following Donald Trump’s election.
The nominated designs are going to be available for viewing in the London Design Museum from October 18th, until January 28th of next year, with the awards being announced upon the exhibition’s closure. So if you’re keen to see some of Kanye’s merch in a museum, now’s the time to organise your trip to London.
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