Gemini champions print at the Brighton Fringe

A print company that co-sponsors the Brighton Fringe festival has singled out creative artwork for posters and flyers from an up-and-coming playwright as winner of a design competition.

Gemini Print, which has been print partner to the fringe for three years, chose Tommy Gwatkin from more than 70 entrants for his poster and flyer for his play Homophobe.

Gwatkin won £500 from Gemini in the Design for Print award last month for his creativity, blazoned across 2,000 A5 fliers and 50 A2 posters.

The Fringe is a month-long charity-based event involving 900 performances across 165 venues. Gemini produces 10,000 brochures for free as well as leaflets and banners, for the event.

The 120-staff firm with £14m turnover runs three NexPress digital machines, an SX, NX and 2500, a Komori Lithrone 295 and five Heidelbergs including a 10-colour B1 SM 102P, a five-colour B1 XL 106, and two five-colour B2 XL 75s.

Sales director Mark Tulley said: “The fringe brings enormous economic benefits to Brighton. We contribute charitable print and produce anything with ink on paper on digital and litho kit that's needed for that month.”

Brighton Fringe is England’s largest arts festival and one of the largest fringe festivals in the world. The competition is open to all acts and venue holders.

Acts and venue holders registering for the fringe are sent details of the competition for any promotional material, which is also flagged up on social media.


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