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Centre For Print Research — Lunchtime Seminars

Over the coming months The Centre For Print Research will be hosting a series of digital lunchtime seminars exploring a wide range of subjects and projects currently being undertaken at the institution. All seminars will be held on Wednesdays on the Remo Platform and start at 12.30. There will be a Q&A session at the end of each seminar where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the presenters.

To sign up please use the links for each event below.


Wednesday 26th January
Automated surface scanner: processing multi-view image data for large scale planar artworks — Xavier Aure

In this talk Xavier Aure and Thomas Bale will present their recent work on the development of an automated image-based 3D scanner to record the structure and colour of planar surfaces of artworks. The system is based on the combination of photogrammetric and photometric stereo images and generates high-resolution 2D and 3D data that can be used for documentation, visualisation and public engagement applications. Xavier will present the scanner and some results from the recording of the painting.

More information on the session is available here: Xavi Aure
The seminar will be held on the Remo platform, please follow this link: 26th January

Wednesday 9th February
Cryptic Landscape — Sarah Rhys

Cryptic Landscape is the title of an exhibition of Sarah’s work at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales. The title evokes the miniature and mysterious botanical worlds of lichen and moss. These organisms are also cryptogams which means their reproduction is often unseen; Linnaeus described this category as like a ‘hidden marriage’. Whereas other plants had stamens and flowering parts and were described as having an ‘open marriage’.

More information on the session is available here: Sarah Rhys
The seminar will be held on the Remo platform, please follow this link: 9th February

Wednesday 23rd February
These books of handwork and hybridity remember the body… — Angie Butler

Through studying and working with poets, printers, artists, designers and others across a series of projects in the UK, Europe and the USA, I have identified particular methodologies and methods of application by individual practitioners who use letterpress printing to make their artists’ books. These methods are important to document and establish benchmarks and standards as part of the tradition of good studio practice in an expanding field. A baseline for assessing the physical and psychological relationship of the practitioner to their equipment and the commitment to the practice of letterpress printing within artists’ books practice.

More information on the session is available here: Angie Butler
The seminar will be held on the Remo platform, please follow this link: 23rd February


All talks will begin at 12.45, feel free to join us from 12.30, for a chat, to socialise and to meet new people. For help on how to use Remo
Also, if you would like to suggest a topic or a speaker, please contact

The Batsford Prize 2022 — now open for entries


Leading art book publisher Batsford presents The Batsford Prize 2022. The award is open for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at a UK institution, with over £5,000 of prizes to be won.

There are four categories to enter, with a £500 cash prize for the winner of each category:

  • Applied Art and Textiles
  • Fine Art
  • Illustration
  • Children’s Illustration


  • The People’s Choice Award
    An award where the public chooses the winner from the shortlisted entries. There’s a £500 cash prize for the winner and books to win for those who vote.


The theme for the Batsford Prize 2022 is ‘Communication & Connection’. Batsford are looking for entries that show innovative and well-crafted interpretations of the theme, in terms of subject or materials used, or a combination of the two. There is no restriction on the medium used, and we accept both entries that have been made as a part of coursework as well as personal work.


There are over £5,000 worth of prizes to be won!

  • £500 cash prize for the winner of each category, including the People’s Choice Award.
  • £50 worth of Batsford books for the winners and £500 worth of books for their college.
  • £50 worth of books for two runners up in each category.


Find out more about Batsford Here

Guest Lecture Programme — Open Practice

On Wednesday 8th December our Guest Lecturer Programme continues with a talk from Open Practice

Open Practice is a collaborative Graphic Design practice spanning writing, editing, teaching and researching.
Created as an on-going partnership by Katie Evans and Gabriela Matuszyk, Open Practice creates visual languages for exhibitions, identities, publications and websites.

The talk is open to all students and will be followed by a Q&A. 
Fifth floor studio   

Wednesday 8th December 
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Guest Lecture Programme — Pali Palavathanan (TEMPLO)

On Monday 22nd typenowhere’s Guest Lecturer programme begins with a talk from Pali Palavathanan – Co-founder and Creative Director of TEMPLO 

Pali Palavathanan has over fifteen years’ experience in the design industry and has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands including Virgin Atlantic, Amnesty International, Disaster Emergency Committee and the Guggenheim Museum.  

His work has won awards at The Art Directors Club of New York, Tokyo Type Directors, Brand New Awards, Benchmark and Design Week Awards. He’s also helped to award others as a judge for the D&AD Professional, New Blood and Design Week Awards.  

TEMPLO are a branding and digital agency who focus on creativity for change, collaborating with ambitious clients whose values reflect their own including the United Nations, Greenpeace, Migrant Help, Plymouth College of Art and the Committee on Climate Change to help solve real-world problems.

The talk is open to all students and will be followed by a Q&A with Pali.
Fifth floor studio
Monday 22nd November 
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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.

Cheerful 2021

On this mini-site you can see a series animated gifs our current Level 2 students have designed as an outcome of a fast-pace workshop in the last week, inspired on the sentence: “Reasons to be Cheerful”. The students were great at working fast to generate ideas, using animation, typography, live action, few props and other elements to come up with these.

Creative Conscience Awards 2021

We are proud to announce that 2 of our students received Bronze and 1 student’s project was highly commended for the Creative Conscience Award 2021.

Flora McRae – Bronze:
Jack Jones – Bronze:
Lauren Dutch – Highly Commended:

More shortlisted projects from students: Imogen Hunter, Daisy McAllister, Daisy Wilkinson and David Perry.

Congratulations to them and to all of the students who entered this year’s competition as well.

Creative Conscience
Creative Conscience is an award for students projects that promote sustainability, freedom, equality and well-being. This reflects in many ways the nature of our course, the reflections, conversations and the work produced by the BA students.