Graphic designer, Handy Tandra, scoops Best Student Book Award

Handy Tandra impressed the judges of the 2017 British Book Design and Production Awards with his book entitled Kanye, scooping Best Student Book Award, a cheque for £500 and the opportunity of industry work experience.

Handy’s entry was described as a well thought-through book favoured by all the judges – each page obviously created with careful consideration, using stylish typography. “The fold-out pages were a delight, using only a minimal colour palette and confident use of space. Kanye stood out in a category, which was both fiercely competitive and creative, and fully deserved the winner title.”

Handy says: “I was thrilled to win the Award. My book began as a random idea. Kanye is amazing and very talented, and is really happening these days in both music and fashion. That inspired me to delve into his work and produce a book about him.”

Currently studying for a BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the University of the West of England in Bristol, Handy has worked as an intern designer at advertising agency, Leo Burnett Malaysia.

Handy is experimental with design and is particularly interested in typography and editorial design. After completing his degree, he would love to work in publishing and design in the UK and one day have his own studio.

Neil Lovell, our Chief Executive, says: “The Printing Charity’s sponsoring this year’s Best Student Book Award is part of our commitment to helping young people join and develop their careers in the industry.”

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