Aberdeen student wins Kelpies prize

Aberdeen student wins Kelpies prize

Lewis Copland, a design student at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, has won the Kelpies prize for illustration.

Copland won the Kelpies Design & Illustration Prize 2015 for his design for a new front edition of Allan Campbell McLean’s classic cold war spy adventure The Hill of the Red Fox, which Floris Books, the organiser of the prize, is republishing in the autumn.
 
Copland beat 11 other shortlisted designers to the prize thanks to his “dynamic composition and bold typography”, said Floris Books.
 
Copland received a £250 cash prize and will work with the Floris design team to create the final cover for the book.

There were also two runners-up – one chosen by a public vote and the other by the judging panel. Edinburgh College student Anna Elez Rodrigo won the people’s choice position and Brad Newman, a Canadian designer working in Aberdeen, was given the judges highly commended recommendation. Both received £75.