1997–2018, 40/3 Black Pins poster
Catherine Griffiths, 2018
A1, 594 x 841mm, silk-screen print, Permaset inks on Colourplan Ebony 175gsm
Each year the Designers Institute of New Zealand awards two Black Pins, its supreme award. For the past two decades, 43 Black Pins have been awarded, of which 40 have gone to men and 3 to women. For the 2018 Best Design Awards, of the 9 convenors of juries for judging the nine main categories and various sub-categories, 8 are men and 1 is a woman. Of the jurors and convenors combined, 46 are men and 15 are women. The jury for the Value of Design Award is made up of men only, no women.