Graphic Design Students Awarded ‘Best of Best’ by Red Dot Panel

In the summer of 2012 a team of 35 students from Falmouth University and Augsburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany embarked on a cross-border investigation into the private lives of stereotypes, focusing on the views held of each other as British and German nationals. Their discoveries inspired them to research, write and design a 256-page exploration.

Winning a Certificate of Excellence at the Type Directors Club New York, Commendation from the Art Directors Club, Germany, a shortlisting at the Design Week Awards 2013 and a finalist position at the European Design Awards in 2013, the publication has now added two Red Dot Awards to its list of achievements.

Red Dot is one of the most coveted industry accolades. Designers, studios and companies compete across 21 categories all vying to be noticed by a 24-strong international judging panel. “The judges’ requirements on quality and innovation of the submissions are high. Thus, the red dot is not only a great honour, it gives the winners special attention and the chance to extend their network,” says Professor Doctor Linda Breitlauch, 2013 jury panel member.

Attracting entrants from across the globe, the Red Dot jury is eclectic – representing trend from Switzerland to South Korea. Nevertheless Falmouth’s wry consideration of myth, rumour and caricature captured their attention, winning in the Editorial & Corporate Publishing / Book category as well as a Red Dot ‘Best of Best’ across the Communication Design Category as a whole.

The Red Dot competition draws around 6800 entries from over 43 countries and the official ceremony takes place on 18 October at Essen, Germany. For more information about the STEREOTYPOLOGY/IE project, visit the Disciples of Design website.

Double Win for ‘Best of Year’ Students at D&AD Awards

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Falmouth students have continued their storm of success, as both Matthew Beevor and Michael Gill have won ‘Best of Year’ commendations at the D&AD Student Awards 2013.

Formerly known as the Design & Art Direction awards, the competition draws entrants from across the globe and is widely regarded as a cornerstone on the world design circuit.

MA Creative Advertising student Matthew took a commendation in the Copywriting category for his radio campaign which answered a challenging brief set by RAB to convey the emotive potency of the radio medium.

While Michael, a BA(Hons) Graphic Design student, won ‘Best of Year’ commendation in the Applied Graphics category for his response to a Batiste brief, the creation of a trend-led graphic identity for a limited edition range of Batiste products.

Falmouth has a longstanding presence at the D&AD awards having won eight D&AD Yellow Pencils in the last six years. BA(Hons) Graphic Design Award Leader, Jon Unwin comments, “Students are actively encouraged to respond to live competition briefs and over the past seven years we’ve collected over 200 national and international student awards. This year is proving no different and we’re delighted with the recent success at the D&AD awards – it is a testament to the quality of teaching delivered by the course.”