Fiona Ross awarded the TDC Medal

14 June 2018

  The New York-based TDC announced that Professor Fiona Ross, a long-standing member of staff in the Department and Curator of the Non-Latin Collections, will… Read more

Coralie Bickford-Smith

Celebrating with Coralie Bickford-Smith

13 July 2017

We were delighted to see alumna Coralie Bickford-Smith receive an Honorary doctorate at last week’s graduation. When she left Reading, Coralie worked for publishers on… Read more

Irmi Wachendorff awarded competitive research studentship

14 February 2017

Congratulations to Visiting Lecturer, Irmi Wachendorff who has been awarded a studentship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. Irmi’s doctoral research at the University of… Read more

Gold and silver placements at Design Portfolio

2 November 2016

  Part 3 students Louise Lee and Sophie Rahier completed an exciting placement at Design Portfolio’s Canary Wharf office during the summer vacation. Louise, Sophie… Read more

Award-winning student banner design

17 May 2016

Congratulations to Part 1 student Emmeline Hewstone whose exhibition stand and banner designs won third place in Design Wizard’s 2015/16 competition. Emmeline’s minimalist design concept… Read more

Our 2015 Chancellor’s Award winners

14 December 2015

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In the Top Twenty – John Morgan

14 October 2015

Lists and rankings are great fun, especially if you hit the upper reaches of the charts! That’s exactly what John Morgan, Reading alumnus and visiting teacher on… Read more

Typography student winner of University MA prize

15 December 2014

We’re very pleased that Tomoko Yamamoto, who recently completed the MA in Information Design, was awarded the University’s Outstanding Taught Postgraduate Student award at her… Read more

Fiona Ross is awarded the SoTA Award

3 August 2014

In a room bursting with applause and cheerful congratulations, Fiona Ross was awarded the prestigious SoTA Typography Award for her design and teaching work, during… Read more

Michael Twyman awarded Sir Misha Black Medal

7 February 2014

We are delighted to announce that Professor Michael Twyman has been awarded the 2014 Sir Misha Black Medal for his contribution to design education. Professor… Read more

Recent student awards

29 November 2013

We are very pleased to note recent awards to students in Typography & Graphic Communication. Chancellor’s Awards Undergraduates Kate Goudsmit and Rob Lowe, currently in… Read more

Success for Vermillion

25 November 2013

Typography alumna Anne Brady’s company, Vermillion, has scooped success at the annual Institute of Designers of Ireland by winning not one, but two awards in… Read more

Design Star: funding for research students

15 October 2013

We are delighted to announce the success of the Design Star Consortium, one of AHRC’s new Doctoral Training Centres. Along with design departments at Brighton,… Read more

2013 Monotype Studentship goes to Slovenian student

18 August 2013

This year’s Monotype Studentship, awarded to an incoming MA student through the generosity of Monotype Imaging Ltd, has been awarded to Slovenian student Teja Smrekar,… Read more

Vincent Ma winner 2013

13 August 2013

Kate Goudsmit, who as a Part 2 student was a winner in the Vincent Ma awards run by Design Portfolio Marketing Services, has been interviewed… Read more

Wayne Hart is Golden

14 May 2013

Wayne Hart, a Department alumnus and visiting instructor for letter cutting, has just been awarded Gold Award & Overall Winner and Maker of the Year… Read more

Congratulations to John Morgan

10 April 2013

To follow up on my earlier post: We are delighted that the John Morgan Studio has won the graphics category in the Designs of the… Read more

Typography graduate’s ‘Design of the Year’

14 January 2013

Reading Typography graduate, John Morgan, has been nominated for the 2013 Designs of the year competition run by the Design Museum for his work on… Read more

Chancellor presents student design prizes

20 November 2012

Over the summer BA Graphic Communication students who has just finished their first year entered a competition run organised by Oculus, a Reading design company… Read more

Teaching award for Sara Chapman

27 September 2012

Congratulations to Sara, who has received one of the 2012 University Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning. This scheme recognises and rewards individuals… Read more

Gerard Unger wins the Piet Zwart Lifetime Achievement Award

14 September 2012

Gerard Unger, Visiting Professor in the Department, has been awarded the Piet Zwart Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, instituted by the Association of Dutch Designers… Read more

Typography goes to Buckingham Palace

24 February 2012

We weren’t allowed to take photographs inside the Palace, so here are staff and students in the courtyard, still in a daze after the splendid… Read more

Typography’s excellence wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize

24 November 2011

We are very proud that the Department has won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the University of Reading. Our submission, ‘Design for reading: teaching and… Read more

Vincent Ma award winners

24 November 2011

Design Portfolio Marketing Services sponsors awards to our students in memory of alumnus Vincent MA. This year’s winners were (l to r) Jaime Redgewell, Adam… Read more