Kerouac brief nets Penguin prize for design student

Penguin has named graphic design and illustration student Jenna Jones winner of its Penguin Design Award 2008, for her take on Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.

At a ceremony tonight in London, Penguin will offer the graphic design and illustration student £1000 and a six-week work placement after she graduates from Norwich School of Art & Design this summer.

Jones will work on live briefs with Penguin art directors Jim Stoddart and John Hamilton. Both sat on the judging panel along with author Nick Hornby, artist Harland Miller and graphic designer Jon Gray.

The publishing house’s managing director Helen Fraser led the jury and describes Jones’ design as ‘clever and imaginative’, showing ‘strong design skills and good understanding of the marketplace’.

The inaugural Penguin Design Awards took place last year.

All the shortlisted designs can be viewed at

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