Talented typography poster winner is India-bound

South Cheshire CollegeGraphic Design student Josh Jepson is jetting off on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to India after winning an international national poster competition.

Josh is heading to the city of Mumbai for a conference after his artwork caught the eye in the ‘Typoday 2015’ competition.

The talented South Cheshire College student was the only student from a UK Further Education College and one of only two students in the country to be put forward for the trip.

He will show off his work at the three day Typoday conference in Mumbai this March along with a Loughborough University student.

Typography Comp Winner Is India Bound 2Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language more appealing to learn using different typefaces, line spacing and letter spacing.

Students on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design (Graphic Design) programme at South Cheshire College all entered the competition as part of a classroom project.

Former Ruskin Community High School pupil Josh used digital software to bring the word ‘nature’ to life using a variety of different fonts, patterns and textures.

After submitting his work in October, Josh received an e-mail from the Typoday organisers inviting him to the conference where he will be covered for all food and conference expenses.

The conference promises to provide Josh with an amazing design experience and give him the opportunity to network with and learn from designers around the globe.

South Cheshire College is supporting Josh with the trip and he will be accompanied by Graphic Design Lecturer and Course Leader Mike Smith.

Josh, 17, of Crewe, said:
“I couldn’t believe it when I received the e-mail but I’m really excited about the conference because it is going to be an eye-opening experience.
The whole group submitted typography poster designs to the competition and you were able to send in a couple of different options which I did.
My poster was based on the word nature and I experimented with each letter to bring the word to life.
Going to India is going to be an amazing adventure because I’ve only been as far as Europe before.
I’m very lucky to have this opportunity and I’m very grateful that the College is backing me.
I’m hoping I can learn lots of new design skills and share my experience with other students.”

Typography Day, from 7th – 9th March, will take place for the eighth time at the Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai and the theme for this year’s event is ‘Typography, Sensitivity and Fineness.’

The event will feature a day of workshops on typography and calligraphy followed by a two day international conference which will address issues faced by type designers, type users and type educators.

Presentations will be delivered by keynote speakers, industry professionals, research scholars and students.

Lecturer Mike Smith added:
“There were more than 600 entries nationwide for the poster competition so Josh has done exceptionally well.
His work will be displayed at the event so this is a real coup for Josh and for South Cheshire College.”

The winning poster designs from around the world can be viewed online at www.typoday.in/poster_result

For more information about Art and Design and Graphic Design courses at South Cheshire College, please call 01270 654654 or visit www.scc.ac.uk

Typography Comp Winner Is India Bound 1

Josh Jepson, 17, is heading for India after his poster artwork caught the eye.