DIT student’s ‘eerie’ design wins prize

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February 2nd 2010

“Vanessa’s dreams are haunted by cryptids and she longs to complete her mother’s search
for Nessie, the most famous one of them all. Can she finally solve the mystery of Loch Ness?”

DIT student Michelle Anderson has won a competition to design the cover of a new children’s book, published by Little Island Books.  Michelle, who is a fourth year student of Visual Communications in DIT was prompted by her lecturer John Short to enter the competition last September to design a cover for a new mystery story by Irish writer Jean Flitcroft, entitled “The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness”.  The design, according to Michelle, had to suggest the Loch Ness monster without actually depicting it.  “The brief was to create a sense of eeriness and mystery and it had to be suitable for age 9+. I was lucky enough to win the competition and have had a wonderful time working with Little Island Books on the spine and back cover!”

Michelle will soon see her work in bookshops around Ireland as “The Cryptid Files: Loch Ness” will be available to buy in March – more details available at www.littleisland.ie.

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