Published: 3 June 2015 at 15:54
Tuike and Leigh-Anna impress with Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit cover designs
Two Anglia Ruskin University students have been shortlisted by Penguin Random House UK for its prestigious annual Design Award.
The 2015 Penguin Random House Design Award, which comprises the Adult Fiction Cover Award, Adult Non Fiction Cover Award and the Children’s Cover Award, received more than 1,200 entries from aspiring designers from around the world.
Leigh-Anna Frith and Tuike Tuominen, both 21, are two of 10 students to have made the Adult Fiction Cover Award shortlist. Their place on the shortlist puts them in the running to win a £1,000 prize and a design placement with the UK’s biggest book publisher.
Leigh-Anna and Tuike took on the challenge of designing Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit. Their work will be judged by artist David Hughes, co-founder and creative director for La Boca Scot Bendall, as well as in house experts Suzanne Dean, Richard Ogle and Claire Ward.
Now in its ninth year, the Design Award offers students on an Art or Design course at HND or degree level exposure to and guidance from some of the publishing industry’s leading lights, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday, 24 June.
Richard Ogle, Art Director for Cornerstone, said:
Tom Weldon, CEO of Penguin Random House UK, said: