Kingston College is delighted to announce that a ‘Go Kingston 2012’ logo design by Interactive Media student, Sasan Allahverdi, has been chosen as a concept for Kingston’s Cultural Olympiad logo for 2012. Fellow student, Gareth Stanfield, came runner-up for his design.
As part of the prize Sasan visited the design team at Atkins, based at the top of the Euston Tower in Central London. He spent time with Principal Graphic Designer, Lee Blowers, to see his logo taken from concept stage to a final piece of artwork that can be used on a wide range of marketing and publicity materials. Sasan also attended the official unveiling of the logo at the launch of the Go Kingston 2012 Volunteer Programme.
The logo had to reflect what is special about Kingston to encourage residents and visitors to come into Kingston and celebrate the Cultural Olympiad in 2012. The competition was open to all schools, colleges and universities within the Borough. Sasan’s winning design used the River Thames and the famous telephone box sculpture by David Mach as the basis for two abstract motifs that combined to form a simple yet dynamic logo representing the location and culture of Kingston.
Sasan explains: “The competition challenged my design skills but I’ve learnt much from the processes taught to me and winning has boosted my confidence. I look forward to seeing my design finished and seeing it used for Go Kingston 2012.”
Course Leader for Interactive Media, Mark Parsons, commented: “All the students worked incredibly hard to produce great logo designs, and Sasan produced a professional looking piece of work.”
Sandie Barker, Strategic Manager for Active Kingston commented: “The designs from Kingston College students were very good and I was impressed with what I saw.”
Sasan’s winning design as well as other fantastic art and design work produced by Kingston College students will be on show at an End of Year Exhibition open to the public from 14 June to 23 June, 10am–4pm, Monday to Friday, at the College’s Richmond Road Centre. Everybody is welcome.