Competition: four sets of books and platters by People Will Always Need Plates to be won

Competition: we've teamed up with British illustrators People Will Always Need Plates to give away four sets of books and platters in anticipation of their upcoming first book, London Buildings: An Architectural Tour.


Four winners will each receive a copy of the book plus three bone-china platters that feature imagery drawn from the English industrial landscape.


The book comprises a selection of the authors' favorite London buildings depicted in their signature line-drawn style. Submit suggestions for buildings to feature in their next book via the People Will Always Need Plates Facebook page.


The platters, from their British Industry is Dead, Long Live British Industry collection, bear golden images of a coal mine, gasometer and shipyard.

This competition is now closed. Four winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

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More information is provided by People Will Always Need Plates:

People Will Always Need Plates are delighted to offer four Dezeen readers the chance to win a set of platters to celebrate the launch of their first book, London Buildings: An Architectural Tour.

Created by founder members Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper, their illustrations have been used by the company on a successful range of plates, mugs and other objects but appear for the first time in a book.

Covering a range of architectural styles, well-known buildings such as the Barbican, Battersea Power Station, Sir Christopher Wren's 1675 Greenwich Royal Observatory are included as well as the 20s modernist masterpiece - the Isokon Building - and Brutalist icons, the controversial Trellick Tower and the Royal National Theatre. Each image is accompanied by text summing up why the authors love the buildings they depict.

The duo behind the drawings initially began their business People Will Always Need Plates in 2004 with a focus on the buildings that they love, namely Modernist examples from the 1930s as well as concrete structures of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Their colourful illustrative design is unique and they are just as eager to celebrate the unsung architectural heroes as well as the well-loved, famous ones.

About the Platters:

British Industry Is Dead, Long Live British Industry

This new edition is a response to the perceived wisdom that Britain no longer makes anything.Though coal mining, ship building, and much of our motor industry has been lost, the UK is not simply a nation of shopkeepers - or more latterly, IT consultants and telecoms engineers. Happily, elements of traditional industries, such as Stoke-on-Trent's potteries are beginning to see new growth as they recognise the need to protect the wealth of experience inherent in over two hundred years of ceramics manufacturing.

Each platter is worth £100 and the line drawings are printed in burnished gold.

Next book:

For the Month of August we'll also be asking fans to submit buildings they love for the next book which will be the same theme but for the whole of Britain (not just London). We'll pick a few winners to send Glicee prints of their favourite building to. Enter via our Facebook page.

Congratulations to the winners! Andrew Langley in the UK, Alessandro Ronfini in New York, Jürgen Buchinger in Austria and Jennifer Feeley in the UK all won People Will Always Need Plates book and platter sets.

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