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Graphic Design students produce Arbury Festival posters in design competition

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Three Long Road Graphic Design Level 3 Diploma students will have their winning designs used to promote the Arbury Carnival. Emma Burton, course team leader, explains:

“Arbury Carnival takes place every year to celebrate the culture and community in Arbury, North Cambridge. Each year up to 5,000 visitors visit the festival to  enjoy the entertainment and eat and drink at the stalls.

“This year’s carnival, on Saturday 10th June, is the event’s 40th Anniversary, and to celebrate, the organisers are going to make it the best one yet! The theme will be ‘ Celebrating 40 years of Carnival’, and they are asking visitors to wear clothes from one of the decades from the 1970’s to present day.

“Two of the carnival organisers, Marie Cassidy and Alan Soer, visited Long Road to give our Graphic Design students a brief:  to design a poster advertising the carnival, highlighting the fun of the day and the 40 years’ theme (using design styles from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s,  00’s and now). Students were asked to include specified text and to make sure that it was legible.

“Alex Dew’s poster was chosen as the winner, with Lia Hooks in second place and Georgia Henry third.

“Alex’s poster will be reproduced in both A3 and A4 size and used as a full-page advertisement in the King Hedge’s Community News. Lia’s and Georgia’s will be A4. The posters will be posted out as flyers and posters to thousands of homes plus schools and businesses in North Cambridge.

“This is a great experience for our Graphic Design students, giving them a live brief to work on and gain employability skills and experience, and an excellent opportunity for students who want a career in Graphic Design.”