BPIF:Best Student Book – Three Graphic Design students shortlisted

Issue date: 04 December 2015


Necessary Conditions of Being Human England by Yi Ling Chan

Graphic Design students from UWE Bristol continue to shine at the highest level, with three out of five submissions shortlisted for Best Student Book at the recent British Book Design and Production Awards 2015

The UWE Bristol shortlisted entries were:

Necessary Conditions of Being Human England by Yi Ling Chan

The Dreamers by Louis Kerchof

Die, Yuppie Scum England by Yee Poon

Yi Ling Chan received a commendation for her book and was awarded a high level of excellence by the judges. The Best Student Book was won by Thomas Lynes, Norwich University of the Arts.

The annual awards, led by The BPIF, together with Oxford Brookes University, The Publishers Association and The Booksellers, remains the UK's premiere event for book design and production.

Senior Lecturer, Gabriel Solomons led the level two module project (A Book About a Film) in which two of the shortlisted books were produced. He said, “This module helps them to develop advanced levels of skill with content generation, application of typographic rigor and considered production techniques. With the same care and attention devoted to creating an engaging narrative as they apply to layout and page composition, this project teaches students how books 'work' on a number of different levels - and how design can aid the process of storytelling.

“UWE Bristol's success at these competitions (14 shortlists and one win in five years) is a testament to the students' high levels of ambition and is justifiably being acknowledged by industry professionals who clearly see the professional quality of the work produced.

Colum Leith, Programme Leader for Graphic Design said, “This is a great achievement for all the students, to have three out of five finalists is outstanding and it's a real acknowledgement to their skills as designers. The success in these awards gives an insight into the intelligent design practice that takes place within and beyond our walls and lets the design industries know on both national and international levels what we are all about here at UWE Bristol.”

To find out more about studying at UWE Bristol, visit: Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education website

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