While many are placing their proverbial bets on who will win Best Single, Album, Group and Male and Female Artist at the Brit Awards 2012, we're most excited about seeing the actual trophies that have been designed by legendary British pop artist Sir Peter Blake.
Blake is the perfect person to design the Brit award, considering that his name and work has become synonymous with the very best of British music. Blake famously designing the album sleeve for The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club', the sleeve for the original Band Aid 'Do They Know It's Christmas' single, Paul Weller's 'Stanley Road' album and Oasis's 2006 Greatest Hits collection 'Stop The Clocks'.
This is the second year the Brits have asked a leading British creative
icon to design the trophy, following Dame Vivienne Westwood's success
"The actual shape was designed the year before so I had to work with it. Vivienne Westwood did it last year and used a Union Jack motif so the red, white and blue is like a section taken through the middle of the flag.
The motifs at the bottom are just things I was thinking about and then the print of BRIT in big letters just to show what it is, so it's simple and clear
I always find the initial idea is almost always the best, that's how I work, and the simpler, the better is often best. It's simple and, I hope, effective."
The Brit Awards take place on 21 February and will include performances from Mumford and Sons, Adele, Rihanna, Take That, Arcade Fire, Tinie Tempah, Cee Lo Green and Plan B.
Sir Peter Blake's highly popular Homage to Rauschenberg series has now been fully released. You can view all prints in the Raushenberg series as well as other Sir Peter Blake signed limited edition prints including the below 'T is for The Beatles' here.