Sixth form student CR covers

The students of Pendleton Sixth Form Centre, Salford City College have been at it again – tackling the tricky job that is designing the CR cover. As with the fruits of last year’s project, we picked some of our favourite efforts

The students of Pendleton Sixth Form Centre, Salford City College have been at it again – tackling the tricky job that is designing the CR cover. As with the fruits of last year’s project, we’ve picked some of our favourite efforts…

The students, under the tutelage of David Holcroft, were again asked to design a Creative Review front cover and double-page spread based on a chosen design agency as part of their BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design.

“This year, however, we have explored some of the fantastic design agencies that we have on our doorstep in Manchester and produced covers that reflect their unique nature,” explains Holcroft. “The aims of the project were: to encourage students to take an active interest in the design industry; raise their awareness of editorial design; introduce them to InDesign whilst allowing them the opportunity to develop their conceptual work. Essentially, four birds with one stone.”

Each cover is based on a unique element that the student discovered about their design agency – a quote from their website, an ethos or individual approach, or anything else that seemed to separate them from other design agencies.

All of the work below was produced by 17-19 year-old students who have just started their second year on a BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design.

The following five were ones that our art director, Paul Pensom, thought stood out; the four after that are a few of the CR editorial team’s favourites. You can see all the designs at the bottom of the post.

Dinosaur HQ by Ashley Tatum

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Unique by Jamie Hughes

Emotional Design by Jonathan Nugent

Brains by Jordan Smith

Love Design by Ryan Grimshaw

Metamorphosis by Katie Green

Beauty With Bite by Laura Green

Super Designers by Taime Rotchell

Hard Work by Benjamin Barke

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