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Nigerian Artist Slawn Designs the 2023 BRIT Awards Statue

The London-based artist merges his graffiti-style artwork with the iconic bronze sculpture.

As an iconic event in British music history, the annual BRIT Awards are never to be missed and act as a celebration of modern U.K. talent. For the 2023 ceremony, Nigerian-born London-based artist Slawn has been selected to design the winning trophies.

Held on the eve of February 11, Slawn chose to integrate a dash of playfulness into the design. By merging his cheeky graffiti-style artwork with the sleek bronze sculpture, he attempts to reflect his humble Lagos roots. He follows in the footsteps of previous designers, including Vivienne WestwoodTracey Emin, and more.

The artist’s bold aesthetic is presented and maintains the statue’s slim figure, integrating his cartoonish faces into the upper half. In addition, the statue’s customary hat is removed as a symbol of gratitude and respect, while three distinct face designs are up for grabs and showcase various life perspectives.

Take a closer look at Slawn’s BRIT Awards trophy design in the gallery above, and tune-in to watch the ceremony live on February 11, 2023.

Credit: Slawn BRIT Award Designer 2023 | Hypebeast