Graphic Design Graduate Successful in 2016 ISTD Australasian Student Assessments

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Graphic Design Graduate Successful in 2016 ISTD Australasian Student Assessments Recent graduate Harrison Sarsfield passed the 2016 International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Australasian Student Assessments for his project What hath god wrought. His response to the ISTD Eye Witness brief included an interactive installation (presented as part of the Material Witness exhibition) and a typographic publication.

The event was held in December at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and included submissions from 9 institutions with a total of 78 registrations, 68 submissions, 3 Commendations, 10 Merits and 34 Passes. Harrison was awarded a free membership to ISTD as his prize. Whitecliffe Graphic Design Senior Lecturer Caroline Powley was also invited to be part of the assessment team. This is the second time the Whitecliffe Graphic Design Department has submitted student work.

The ISTD judging panel commented on Harrison’s work, “…Good interpretation and typographic standards. Good layout and design. There is some interesting thinking and research around Morse Code and Gutenberg's printing press. The font design was well constructed. In the publication typesetting of justified text was well executed…”

The annual ISTD Student Assessments are now in their 41st year and “offers students opportunities to engage with challenging design briefs that can synthesise their learning and express their typographic achievement.” 2015 Graphic Design Graduate Caroline Konarkowska won a Merit Award at the annual International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) in the Student Assessments category. 

We congratulate Harrison on his achievement. For more information about ISTD, please visit their website

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