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Lantern showcases tomorrow's talent at the Print Futures Awards

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Our design for winners' guide is unveiled at exclusive awards evening at the House of Lords

At Lantern, we've supported the work of The Print Futures Awards for a number of years. The scheme, which offers grants of £1,500 to help people aged between 16 and 30 years, helps aspiring designers, print makers and creative professionals pay for training courses for a career in printing, publishing and packaging.

Once again we were asked to design the annual awards brochure for the event, this year reflecting the abstract ink in water pattern of the Awards logo, also branded by Lantern.

The awards, which continue to grow year after year, saw a record 88 applicants and 50 winners in 2016, each receiving their Awards at an event hosted by the Rt Hon the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and organised by The Printing Charity at the House of Lords.

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At the event, Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity's Chief Executive and Secretary said: "We are proud of the Print Futures Awards and their continued growth. I believe that both the charity and the sector have more to do to encourage young talent.

Networking and connections are vital. We are setting up an Alumni programme for this year's and previous winners. The aim is to stay connected with them, introduce them to industry contacts and enable them to hear from leading thinkers in the sector."

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Lord Black of Brentwood, Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group and Vice President of The Printing Charity, said: "Printing and publishing are at the heart of the creative industry and we thank The Printing Charity for its work providing pathways for young people into these creative roles."

Want to apply?

For further information about the Print Futures Awards, please email awards@theprintingcharity.org.uk or go to www.printfuturesawards.com where application forms can be downloaded.

Lantern welcomes Henry Brown to the design team

We're delighted to announce the appointment of award-winning designer Henry Brown to the creative team.

Having worked with brands including Penguin, Virgin Trains, Tate and The National Lottery, Henry combines intelligent, ideas-led creative with outstanding craftsmanship. His ability to work across identity, print, motion and digital has been recognised with a Red Dot Design Award, Art Directors Club Commendation, Certificate of Typographic Excellence from the Type Directors Club and membership to the International Society of Typographic Designers.

However, the accolade that really caught our eye was from 2006, when Henry won a songwriting competition held by '90's anarcho-punk-pop band Chumbawamba, subsequently performing with them on stage at Beverley Folk Festival.

Indeed, when he's not tinkering with trademarks, Henry's passion for music provides some welcome relief from the '80s power ballads so often playing in the studio, while his table footballs skills have already thrown up some stiff competition.

Already working on projects for a Norwegian start-up that's revolutionising recruitment, a UK-based sports-luxe brand and this year's Anti-Bullying Week, we've no doubt his passion for great ideas will be a valuable asset for us and our clients.

Lantern 'Highly Rated' by clients and listed on Recommended Agency Register

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, we're incredibly pleased to have received enough love and appreciation from our clients to be listed on the prestigious Recommended Agency Register. The inclusion on the list of leading UK agencies follows our services being 'Highly Rated' in the register's survey of our creativity and client management skills.

The Recommended Agency Register is designed to help businesses make informed decisions when selecting an creative agency for their projects thanks to the availability of impartial ratings and testimonials.

After a very busy start to the year, we'd like to say a big thank you to all our clients who took the time to rate us. We're absolutely delighted with the results and it goes without saying that the feeling is mutual!