The Printing Charity – print design

Design School students from London College of Communication were challenged by the Printing Charity to bring new ideas to printed materials. Students created the 2016 Annual Report and the programme for 2017’s Print Futures Awards.

The Printing Charity helps people in the printing, publishing and packaging sector through welfare and education activities. They came to LCC to help us bridge the gap between education and industry by giving graphic design students the chance to work on a real printed product.

Students from across the Design School were briefed on the Printing Charity’s requirements. They could choose to design the Annual Report or the Print Futures Awards programme and could work in teams or as individuals. Around 40 designers presented initial ideas to the Printing Charity for feedback. Designs were refined before the second round of feedback and then the designers pitched final concepts.

A team made up of Szu-yun Chang (MA Graphic Media Design), Yin Yu Chen (MA Graphic Branding and Identity), and Linlin Pan (MA Illustration and Visual Media), were selected to create the annual report. Costanza De Luca (BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design), was chosen to design the Print Futures Awards programme.

Their designs were launched at the Printing Charity’s AGM and at the Print Futures Awards ceremony at the House of Lords.

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