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Level 3 Graphic Design and Illustration student Kienan Greene has had the incredible opportunity to do some design work for the Daily Mirror’s latest project ‘NextGen’ – a special edition of the newspaper putting the issues British teenagers care about at the heart of national conversation. Kienan has designed the new masthead which is featured on the front page of the national newspaper.
For one edition only, the Daily Mirror handed control of the newspaper to a team of teenage editors. They were tasked with coverage in both print and online, giving them the chance to tell the nation about the topics most important to them.
Kienan tells the Daily Mirror “I wanted to capture what newspapers are all about and give a voice to the younger people really focusing in on modern day problems and modern day trends which I believe I captured through the free hand typographic illustration I used. I am very pleased I was able to grasp this fantastic opportunity and I can only wish for many more to come.”
We caught up with Kienan at College who tells us that he had to move very quickly on this concept. “I had the original idea in my head and developed it in my own style and then refined the design over the course of 3-4 days. It was really exciting to work on a fast-moving project and to work on the publicity surrounding it” Programme Leader for Visual Arts Rob Black says “Kienan worked to a very tight deadline in secrecy for a live project with The Daily Mirror to produce something to really be proud of.”
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