Published: 4 July 2011 at 10:26
Anglia Ruskin student scoops RSA Award for series of witty postage stamps
Anglia Ruskin University student Jennifer Allenby has won an RSA Student Design Award, and a cheque for £1,000, for her series of postage stamps inspired by leading British fashion designers – and a pot of tea!
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) Student Design Awards is the leading competition for young designers looking to apply their skills to tackle real-life challenges.
Jennifer, who is about to graduate with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from Anglia Ruskin, derived her idea for a set of stamps from the tradition of afternoon tea. Her stamps feature images of teapots wearing traditional tea cosies, which have in turn been inspired by iconic garments produced by some of the most famous names in British fashion.
The 23-year-old, who is originally from Bishop’s Stortford and is studying in Cambridge, said:
Commenting on Jennifer’s work, Sevra Davis, Senior Developer of Design Education at the RSA, said:
Royal Mail (initially as the Post Office) is the longest-standing sponsor of the RSA Student Design Awards programme, with the partnership beginning in 1967. This year’s competition saw approximately 600 students submit entries from over 65 colleges and universities around the UK, as well as entries being received from recent graduates and international students studying in Europe and Asia.
Jon Melton, Pathway Leader for the BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin, said: