SOUTHWARK SCHOOL PUPILS RECOGNISED FOR MAGAZINE DESIGN TALENT
October 20, 2011
Pupils from Southwark schools were recognised for their achievement on IPC Media's Schools' Design Programme at a ceremony and exhibition that showcased their magazine designs.
Twenty-five Year-10 pupils worked on the art desks of a range of IPC's titles including global design bible Wallpaper*, celebrity magazine Now and Country Life, one of the biggest and most recognised magazine brands.
The work produced - by pupils from Dulwich based Charter School, Sacred Heart in Camberwell and Notre Dame in Elephant and Castle - was of such a high standard that much of it is to be published.
In addition to their work placements at IPC's Southwark headquarters, the pupils attended a specially-created design course at the London College of Communication. The ten-session course prepared the pupils for their one-week placements at IPC and a week's work simulation at the college where they designed magazine pages.
Commenting on the programme, Andy Cowles, IPC Media's editorial development director, says: "IPC is a leading consumer magazine publisher with a host of iconic brands. Our art editors are the best in the business, and, like me, they were incredibly impressed with the standard of work these students produced at just 15 years of age.
"As well as the valuable experience the students get under their belts at IPC, they're put through their paces by the London College of Communication so they can be proud that they have a fantastic grounding in design."
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Picture shows Rae Howard from Charter School with Angler's Mail art editor Keith Chambers
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