About the prize
There’s a high chance you’ll recognise the beautiful artworks above. These timeless posters, the work of brilliant illustrator Sam Chivers, graced the covers of The Journey throughout 2021. After working closely with YHA and Sheffield-based design studio 93 – and taking a visual cue from the vintage transport posters of the 1930s – Sam set about creating a series of vibrant promotional posters, loosely based on real-life YHA locations.
Sam, who also works for clients such as GQ, The Guardian and Wired, used bright colours and flowing composition to design artworks that celebrate the past while looking to the future – chiming with YHA’s ethos of 90-plus years. The project formed part of a larger collaboration between YHA and 93, which has also been responsible for some of our in-hostel displays and décor.
Last issue: congratulations to Leo Byrne, who won a pair of KEEN Ridge Flex WP shoes.