Publishing student commended for ‘ground-breaking’ workJulian Littlewood, a graduate of the MA in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has been highly commended in the Sue Thomson Foundation Publishing Award.
For his Major Project, the culmination of the MA degree, Julian produced an edition of a piano piece by Benjamin Britten, All the Gods, along with an accompanying commentary by Christopher Wintle. Julian's specialised work on 'Typsetting All the Gods' impressed the judges of the Award, who believed:
'this monograph... to be a ground-breaking case study of the author's work on the successful integration of words and music. The judges suspect that it is rare to find typographical skills of a high level combined with musicological expertise and they recommend the work to the attention of specialist music publishers.'
Julian's edition has now been published in association with Plumbago Books and Arts.
Julian currently works in the production department of Macmillan Education (Oxford), while maintaining a varied career as freelance designer for the academic and trade markets. He will be awarded £250 from the Sue Thomson Foundation, and two free day of training provided by the Publishing Training Centre at Book House. His success follows that of Isabel Essery in the Sue Thomson Award last year. A version of Isabel's work on publishing in South Africa has since been published in LOGOS.
Students on the MA in Publishing at Oxford Brookes produce either a dissertation or a major project. Julian's work fell into the latter category, which allows students to submit design and production work, or business plans and consultancy work as part of their degree.
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