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Release of SAPC calendar gives unique opportunity to local students

Date 1st December 2017
Category News | Print power
Release of SAPC calendar gives unique opportunity to local students

St Austell Printing Company has teamed up with Falmouth University to provide a valuable platform for students to promote their talent.

We are please to released our 2018 calendar which features designs from third-year illustration students. Thousands of calendars have been created and finished in-house before being sent to SAPC’s clients both in Cornwall and across the UK.

Matt Bunt, SAPC Marketing and Communications Manager said: “We tasked the students to produce illustrations for each month, plus a cover based on a particular theme.

“Over 30 students submitted illustrations, which were whittled down to the final 13. An additional design was selected to use on SAPC’s Christmas Card.

“For 2018 we chose the theme of ‘Myths and Facts’. This ties into our campaign to promote the sustainability of paper, the power of print as well as SAPC’s ongoing commitment to the environment.”

This project is part of the third-year curriculum of the course, and gives students the opportunity to work on a live project with regular feedback from Matt and SAPC designer Becky Dibb.

Becky said: “The concepts and the quality of the final designs were excellent and made it a very tough task to pick the final ones. The calendar is bursting with colour and some really original designs. There’s some very talented illustrators coming out of Falmouth University and we’re grateful for their involvement.”

This is the third consecutive year SAPC has collaborated with the Illustration Department. With a significant number of calendar recipients working in design and marketing agencies, this offers a unique opportunity for the students to promote themselves to people that might be able to offer work.

“We want the calendar to be used as a catalyst to promote the Students’ talent.” continued Matt.

“We have heard stories of students being awarded projects and jobs off the back of previous calendars.”

Matt continued “Since we started the collaboration, there’s been a real buzz around the calendar and that year’s theme. We’re always asked by clients when they are going to receive the next one, and which theme we’ll use next.

We’re really proud of this year’s calendar and look forward to seeing copies on desks across Cornwall and beyond soon.”

Please click here to view the designs and read out more about the collaboration.

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