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Brent Council launch new library card designs produced by Spectrum

15th July 2013

The leading British designer Wayne Hemingway MBE announced the names of the winners of a competition to design library cards for Wembley Library on 18 June.

Wayne, who was the cofounder of Red or Dead and is whose design agency HemingwayDesign is Wembley based, unveiled the winning designs for the new children's and adults' library cards at a special launch event at Wembley Library - the newest library to be opened by Brent Council. Six designs were shortlisted for the final with three in each category for a children's and adults' card. The winners of each category were chosen online by a public vote, which attracted almost 5,000 votes. The launch was also attended by the winners, the Mayor of Brent, and artist Julia Miranda. Julia, who ran art and design classes as part of the competition, hosted a drop-in creative workshop during the launch event.

Wayne Hemingway MBE said: "It's great to see design initiatives that are open to everyone and having used the old Town Hall Library many times am keen to visit the new library and meet the faces behind the designs."

Councillor Roxanne Mashari, Brent Council's Lead Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods, said: "The new library cards are a brilliant example of just some of the creative talent which is flourishing in Brent at the moment. The new Wembley Library will be a space where creativity and culture as well as studying and learning are harnessed and promoted. Congratulations to the winners, finalists and all those who took part."

Spectrum were involved in the production of the new Library Cards with detachable key fob, and Brent Council said of Spectrum Plastics: “We’re really pleased with the cards and we had a great event last week to launch them – thanks for all your help with this project.”

Debbie Green at Spectrum is passionate about the role of Libraries within the local community and wants to help in any way to get more people using them. For help in creating your own new library card design, or support with introducing a library card design competition just give Debbie a call.