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Ross Takes Top prize

27 March 2010

Congratulations to Year 1 HND student Ross Duncan, who scooped the first prize in the SQA-sponsored 'Show Racism the Red Card' competition.

The Awards took place at Hampden Park, Scotland's National Football Stadium, and was attended by hundreds of entrants from primary, secondary and further education.

Shortlist Exhibition:

Ross was shortlisted in the FE category for his 'Get to the Root Of It' poster, and on Thursday, myself and David Hiddleston accompanied Ross and his girlfriend Joanne on the trip through to Glasgow.

The event was MC'd by STV Sports broadcaster Raman Bhardwaj, and the prizes were awarded by a host of footballing legends, including Mark Hateley, Gary Mackay and former Scotland coach Craig Brown. The judges included members of the SQA, and Evening News cartoonist Frank Boyle, who currently has his own exhibition on at Hampden.

Ross received two tickets for the Scottish Cup Final, courtesy of Sky Sports. He'll spend the day as a VIP in the Media Centre during the big game, where he'll meet the commentators and get an insider look at broadcasting.

Ross also received a shirt signed by his team, Hibernian FC, an iPod Touch, and a £200 cheque which goes to the Design, Media and Computing Department.

The biggest prize however is going to be the exposure Ross' work gets - his poster will be used in Show Racism the Red Card's 2010 national campaign.

The Winners:

Official Press Release:
Young Scots Gather at Hampden to Challenge Racism.

The Future of Publishing, by Penguin

This presentation by Dorling Kindersely/Penguin is about how publishing is changing as technology redefines what print and web communication is all about. It's also a great example of how powerful a clever bit of copy can be.

D&AD Update

21 March 2010

After a very stressful few days last week, Graphic Design Year 2 finally all got their D&AD submissions sent, and you can check out some samples on the Awards link.

The D&AD website did have a few problems though, mostly to do with so many students from all over the UK uploading their digital work to the portfolio area at the same time. Because of this, as of Friday (19th) D&AD have extended the submission times by one week.

Further details about this are on the D&AD website.

Logorama - Best Animated Film @ the Oscars

14 March 2010

shot from Logorama

Logorama, directed by H5/ François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy and Ludovic Houplain, and produced by Autour de Minuit, took the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 82nd Academy Awards.

The 17-minute long animated film depicts events in a stylized Los Angeles, where everything and everyone is made entirely of logos. There are over 2,500 historical logos and corporate symbols, every one of which will be instantly recognisable, and the film features amazing urban logo landscapes, brilliant car chases, and Ronald McDonald as a crazed hostage-taker.

The film previously won the Prix Kodak at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Watch :

Ross gets Shortlisted for Creative Competition 2010

1 March 2010

Congratulations to Graphic Design HND Year 1 student Ross Duncan, who has been shortlisted for an award in the SQA sponsored 'Show Racism the Red Card Scotland' Creative Competition 2010.

Ross will now be attending the Awards ceremony on 25th March at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Let's hope he leaves with the top prize.