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Jobs and Ive take top honors at UK design awards

steve jobs and jon iveMacworld UK reports that Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive were presented with four coveted design awards from Design and Art Direction (D&AD) at a ceremony in London last night.

The 4G iPod and iPod mini each won a Yellow Pencil (the equivelant of a Silver Award) for product design inthe Home category, while the Cinema Display received a Yellow Pencil in the Work & Indistry category.

But the top honor of the night went to Ive himself, who was singled out for his world-class achievments in design and awarded the special D&AD President's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry.

Although Ive accepted the award, it was Jobs who gave the speech.

"I work with Jonathan every day," said Jobs, "and he's a fantastic guy to work with." Jobs went on to shower Ive with praises, saying what an inspiration Ive is to him and how proud he was to associated with Ive.

No company received a rarely awarded Black Pencil (Gold Award) in the product design category this year, although Apple has won a Black Pencil every year from 1999 to 2003, including one for the iPod in 2002.

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