Published: 20 June 2014 at 16:40
Anglia Ruskin student’s work is ‘highly commended’ at Penguin Design Award
Angharad Burnard, a third year student at Anglia Ruskin University, has landed a work placement at Penguin’s Art Department after her book cover design was praised by the judges of the Penguin Random House Design Award 2014.
Originally from Halifax, the work of the BA (Hons) Illustration student was “highly commended” by the judges, and she was presented with her award at the publisher’s London headquarters by Jonathan Coe, author of What a Carve Up, which was the set text for the competition.
The Penguin Random House Design Award 2014 received over 1,100 entries from art and design students from across the world. Commenting on Angharad’s work, Jim Stoddart, Art Director of Penguin Press, said: “A very spirited cover, full of life. A very competent illustrator.”
Joanna Prior, the Managing Director of Penguin General, said she “loved the strong use of type”. Meanwhile, artist Petra Börner, one of the guest judges, said Angharad’s design “creates a sense of drama and captures the dark undertones of the narrative”.
Chris Draper, Angharad’s tutor and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Illustration at Anglia Ruskin, said: