Sappi picks UK duo for Ideas that Matter programme

Two UK designers have been selected by Sappi for its prestigious Ideas that Matter 2008 programme, it was announced yesterday.

Sappi, one of the world’s leading paper producers, has granted €50 000 (£40 000) to 12 designers across Europe to come up with a winning print-based design to support the charity of their choice.

Chris Catchpole, of Catchpole & Friends, was selected for his ‘Be a sport’ campaign for disabled children’s charity Get Kids Going, while designer Sarah Boris came up with the ‘Show Me’ scheme for London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, to encourage people with learning difficulties to participate in the creative sector.

This is a third win for Catchpole, who was selected by Sappi judges in 2004 for his FAS Aware UK campaign to highlight the effects of drinking while pregnant, and again in 2006 for his work for the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumor Trust.

Sappi European marketing communications and business development manager Peter Tielemans believes the design community can be a ‘powerful force for social good’. Projects submitted to this year’s programme included culture, education, the environment, health, human rights, violence and war.

The Ideas that Matter programme awards grants worth $1m (£556 000) each year to graphic designers across the globe.

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