Newhouse students were recognized with 22 awards in the Graphis New Talent Annual 2021 competition. They won for original typefaces and stamps created in the VIS 317 Typographic Design course taught by adjunct Claudia Strong.
Each fall, Strong challenges her students to develop new typefaces inspired by Newhouse faculty and staff. That work paid off for student Xiaoqian Dong, who won a Gold for her typographic work, Calla Lily, inspired by Martha Coria, assistant director of graduate professional programs.
Three students won Silver awards for their typographic work: Meghan Gulley for Broadcast, inspired by broadcast and digital journalism chair Chris Tuohey; Elizabeth Wolf for Coordinate, inspired by academic adviser Kristin Cutler; and Natalia Deng Yuan for Flow Script, inspired by dean’s administrative assistant Heather Speach.
Honorable Mentions went to Kacie Price for Gloaming (Max Devesty); Shuchen Zhang for Poly (Steve Masiclat); Emily Baird for Global Sans (Carol Liebler); Shannon Kirkpatrick for Resolute (Tracy Feocco); Marisa West for Ingenious (Evan Smith); Zuzanna Mlynarczyk for Lodato Oblique (Mark Lodato); and Lydia Herne for Zinger Display (Adam Peruta).
In the stamps category, two students won Silver awards: Shannon Kirkpatrick for “To the Moon and Back: Women of NASA,” and Huiru Yu for “Through the Decades: Women’s Fashion Trends in the Early 20th Century.”
Honorable Mentions went to Natalia Deng Yuan for “Diversifying Space”; Payton Alibrandi for “African American Astronauts”; Amanda Smith for “Aloha from the Islands”; Gianna Corrente for “Inspirational Despite Every Obstacle”; Kashawn Stroman for “Time for a Change: Black Lives Matter”; Nya Bragg for “Breaking Barriers: African American Athletes”; Catie Haugen for “Colorfully in Love: LGBTQ Activists”; Maya Goosmann for “Uniquely American”; and Deleha Decker for “Oreos.”