Student designers kickstart homelessness charity's anniversary year

A homelessness charity has teamed up with some of the country's top art students to help it mark a milestone in its history.

Young designers at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) have come up with a logo to mark Shelter Scotland's 50th anniversary.

The winning design, by 21-year-old students Sophie Rowan, from Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, and Emily Wang, of Hong Kong, carries the slogan "We're still fighting" and the year in which the charity began.

Emily Wang and Sophie Rowan's log was chosen (Shelter Scotland/PA)
Emily Wang and Sophie Rowan's logo was chosen (Shelter Scotland/PA)

It will be used by the charity as the branding for a year-long series of events and activities getting under way next month.

GSA students also took part in competitions to design art installations for two of the charity's shop windows, in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as a display to be used in the windows of all of its shops across Scotland.

Professor Tom Inns, director of the GSA, said: "Working on the project has been an important opportunity for our students. Not only did it offer the chance to learn more about how to apply their creativity to a live brief, but it was for an organisation whose work they particularly admire."

Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown said: "We are delighted that the Glasgow School of Art has partnered with us for our 50th anniversary.

"The level of creative thinking and realisation shown by the young designers has been outstanding and the logo is a strong and bold image which we will be proud to carry for the next 12 months of activities."

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