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Graphic Design Workshop Wins International Award

Posted on | September 16, 2011 | 2 Comments


School of Architecture’s visual identity

The UH Design Workshop, within Mānoa’s Department of Art and Art History, won the First Place Award for Environmental/Sustainability at the 2011 International AIGA (Re)Design Awards. The winning design project is an identity system for the School of Architecture and uses recycled paper, carbon-neutral printing and a single press sheet to reduce paper waste. The project’s art director was Professor Anne Bush and design students are Adine Close, John Cruz, Hao In Kuan and Yonghao Yan.

The AIGA (Re)Design Awards is an international design competition that recognizes the importance and excellence of sustainable and socially responsible work.

The UH Design Workshop, run by advanced bachelor of fine art graphic design students with faculty supervision, is committed to providing high quality graphic design work for non-profit organizations in Hawaiʻi. Past projects include a yearly planner for UH Health Services, an annual report for the State of Hawaiʻi Environmental Council and the visual identities of Mānoa’s School of Architecture and Hawaiʻi Nature Center.

Although the studio is only three years old, all completed projects have won local or national recognition. In 2010, the School of Architecture project was selected as one of 28 semi-finalists, from over 600 international applicants, for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and will be showcased in the Print Magazine Regional Design Annual in November 2011.

Read the news release.