BBDPA 2021

We are extremely pleased to announce that Seb Lansdowne and Nathaniel Stevens were respectively winner and highly commended for this year’s British Book Design and Production Award in the students’ category. Our most sincere congratulations to both students. Seb Lansdowne winning the award makes this the third UWE student’s victory in the past 4 editions of the award (that was sadly suspended for 1 year because of the Covid19 pandemic).

Seb entered the competition with his book “Monstruous Carbuncle”, a collection of text and visual essays on Brutalism, while Nathaniel’s “A is for Apple” is a journey through all the meanings and cultural references of the apple as an object. Both books were written, designed and produced as part of the Typography and Print module for level 2 students at UWE Bristol Graphic Design BA, with lecturers Marco Ugolini and Gabriel Solomons.

The BBDPA is one of the most prestigious and popular events of the year, promoting the excellence of the British book design and production industry and celebrating the best books of the year in 18 categories. This year’s award ceremony took place on Nov 8th at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London and was conducted by radio and TV presented Penny Smith.