Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 3°C

Five-day forecast

Londoner and acclaimed pop artist Sir Peter Blake has a new project on his hands – redesigning the Brit Awards trophy for next year.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The man behind the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album sleeve has been commissioned to put his mark on the Britannia statuettes which will be handed to prize-winners at the awards bash in February at The O2.

He follows Dame Vivienne Westwood who designed the trophy for this year’s ceremony.

Chelsea fan Sir Peter, who lives in Chiswick, is well known for his musical links. As well as his famous collage cover of 1967 Beatles classic Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he was behind Paul Weller’s Stanley Road and Oasis’s Stop The Clocks.

Sir Peter was also the tutor of singer Ian Dury when he was an art student.

Brits organisers are treating the trophy as a “blank canvas” and are asking prominent figures each year to add their own design.

Sir Peter, 79, said: “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.”

Brits chairman David Joseph said: “We feel hugely honoured that Sir Peter Blake accepted the challenge of designing the trophy this year - the result is incredible.

“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.”

London24’s Londoner of the Day aims to find people in the capital who have done something special or made the news and created a talking point for the day. It can be someone famous or an unsung hero such as a charity stalwart.

If you’d like to nominate someone for a future Londoner of the Day mention you can email London24 editor Simon Bull at simon.bull@archant.co.uk

Latest London art news & reviews

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

0 comments

LDN24 Promotions

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »

Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

Read full story »

Things to do