Vintage creativity day

Cyanotype

Colleagues were given pressed flowers and feathers to create their cyanotype design...

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Before...

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...and after!

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Cyanotype is the earliest photographic printing process, and is similar to the technique used on the Vintage George Eliot covers

Hand lettering

... and got to try out hand lettering.

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The set-up

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Hand lettering is used on a number of vintage covers

Letterpress

There was the chance to create a quote card using the traditional letterpress method...

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A finished quote card

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Choosing the blocks of 'moveable type'

Lino cutting & printing

... as well as cutting letters of the alphabet into lino and printing them...

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A work in progress

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The finished result

Wax resist

... and colleagues were given a shot at using the wax resist technique.

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Wax resist

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Hanging up the artwork to dry

The Penguin Random House Student Design Award

Interested in cover design? Applications for the Penguin Random House Student Design Award 2018 are now open. The award, now in its twelfth year, aims to find the next generation of book cover designers by giving students interested in pursuing a career in design the opportunity to experience real cover design briefs first-hand.

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