Second Cover Success for Amrita
Well done to Amrita Robertson (L4W) for being shortlisted in The Guardian’s recent joint competition with publishers Faber to design a new cover for the schools’ edition of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. The competition attracted almost 300 stunning entries from some talented teenage artists aged between 13 and 16 and Amrita did extremely well to make the short list of 21 designs. Her particularly fetching pig, with an intricate black-and-scarlet Indonesian pattern embracing conch and flame, was generally admired by the judges. All 21 designs on the shortlist are currently on display at the Lord of the Files Cover Competition at Guardian Gallery, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU until 29 February. Amrita’s enjoyed a similar success two years ago in a competition run by The Times to design a cover for The Secret Garden.