Hannah designs Buxton Fringe programme cover

Published: 7 December 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Hannah Webb with her winning entry

Hannah Webb, a 21-year-old graphic design student at Manchester School of Art, has won a competition to design the cover of the 2020 Buxton Festival Fringe programme.

She said, “my inspiration behind the design was the festival itself. I wanted it to be colourful and vibrant to reflect the creativity and lively feel of the Buxton Fringe.

“The busy composition shows a jumbled mix of all the different art forms that the festival has to offer while creating a sense of togetherness. I chose the colour palette around the signature Fringe orange to tie it all in. I’m so excited to have won! I can’t wait to see my design printed on the programmes.”

Webb wins £100. Buxton artist Pam Smart was runner-up and Buxton Community School student Polly Luc Bartels was highly commended.

Fringe marketing officer Stephanie Billen said, “Hannah’s winning entry really hit the spot. It’s a very fresh, funky design with a lovely message about people working together to create a friendly arts festival with a big variety of entertainment to enjoy.”

The 2020 fringe is open for online entries. The cost is £50 before the end of February. Further information is available at the Buxton Fringe web site.