Earlier this year, Italian paper manufacturer Fabriano challenged Central Saint Martins Foundation students studying Graphic Communication Design to create illustrations responding to the theme of ‘Made In Italy’.
All 120 Foundation Graphic Communication Design students initially participated, of which ten students were then shortlisted. These students had the opportunity to translate their work into woodcut prints in a series of intensive workshops led by CSM Foundation tutor Umberto Giovannini.
After submission of the finished prints, a panel of judges from the Fabriano marketing team selected four winning students and awarded them each a year’s supply of sketchbooks. This year’s winners are: Ruby Cohen, Jingyi Hu, Alice Lengereau and Sophie Pang.
Speaking about her win, Sophie said:
Taking part in the Fabriano project was great fun and filled with creative challenges. The woodcut workshop totally opened up a new way realising my ideas. It was not only about learning the crafts, but also about exploring my potential as much as I can. The more I engaged, the more I felt surprised how woodcut brought new possibilities to the work with its irreplaceable texture and touch of craftsmanship.
Check out the students’ work in the gallery below.