Her Majesty the Queen honoured the University of Reading’s Department of Typography and Graphic Communication with the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at Buckingham Palace.
The University was awarded a silver medal and certificate signed personally by the Queen. The department is the first institution to be awarded the prize for work focusing on typographic research.
A special ceremony was held on 24 February and was attended by members of staff and students.
The Department is home to exceptional lettering, printing and graphic design collections, including the famous Isotype Collection, recently showcased at the V&A. The Isotype ‘Picture dictionary’ is a working reference file of all pictograms designed by Gerd Arntz. Its basic elements are pictograms, simplified pictures of people or things, graphically arranged to illustrate and help explain social and economic issues.
Typography & Graphic Communication, University of Reading