Vote for videogame style icons!

Lara and GTA shortlisted on The Culture Show.

With public voting set to re-open at 7pm this evening, Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider are among the 25 "design icons" in the running to join the shortlist of 10 for the Great British Design Quest, which is being run by BBC2's Culture Show.

A public vote on the top ten places, which will determine which icons go forward to the top three, will commence at 7pm tonight and carry on until midnight on Thursday, February 23rd - giving you plenty of time to voice your support for the games in the list.

The two game franchises, both of which have been global successes, are listed alongside other British style and design icons such as the Aston Martin DB5, Mini and E-Type Jaguar cars, the Spitfire and Concorde aircraft, the London Underground map, the Doc Marten boot and the World Wide Web itself.

Created by Scottish development studio DMA Design (more recently renamed to Rockstar North), Grand Theft Auto is one of the most successful and controversial franchises not just in videogames, but in the entertainment world as a whole.

Meanwhile, English developer Core Design's Lara Croft, heroine of the Tomb Raider games, has gone on to headline two internationally successful films and became the public face of Lucozade drinks in a groundbreaking advertising campaign.

The successful design icons which go through to the top ten will be presented in short film segments tonight on the Culture Show, so it's worth tuning in to the show at 7pm on BBC 2 to find out just how highly the British public has rated videogames as part of their national culture.

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