A Glasgow student has been awarded the special Jury Prize in
a prestigious international graphic design competition.
Gavin McGregor, who is studying Creative Industries at Cardonald College, won the award at Conquerer Typographic Games, a competition open to qualified and student graphic designers across the globe.
The competition was inspired by the 2012 London Olympic Games, and entrants had to create a typographical poster with a sports theme using the phrase, ‘It’s not what you win, but how you conquer it’.
Commenting on Gavin’s win, his lecturer, Vici Greenlees, said: “All designs were displayed on the Conqueror website and the public were able to vote for their favourites. The top 50 posters were then judged by a team of seven international designers, headed by world famous typographer Jean François Porchez.
“Gavin was one of several students who entered the competition and I’m ecstatic that we have a winner.”
Jean Francis Portez is a world renowned typographer who has created typefonts for clients such as car makers Peugeot, French newspaper Le Monde, and singer Beyonce Knowles.
Gavin’s work will be displayed in leading visual communications magazine, Creative Review, along with the other winners.