Posters by Communication Design juniors Sami Mainiero and Alisha Denomme were selected from thousands of entries for the International Student Poster Design Competition exhibition.
The students are two of 100 finalists from 40 countries whose work is on display at the Museum of the City of Skopje, in The Republic of Macedonia.
Denomme, the only finalist representing Canada, and Mainiero, one of nine finalists from the USA, completed their posters as part of MIAD’s Information Design curriculum.
In the Communication Design program, students explore two-dimensional computer-based design, including for web, electronic and interactive media, and study typography, informational organization, print production standards, art and photo direction, advertising, and package design.
The International Student Poster Design Competition challenged entrants to visually communicate to a global audience about global environmental issues using only the word ecoLOGIC.
“I struggled with this project at first because I normally lean toward type-based design, but with the help of class critiques I created a picture-based design that was outside of my normal comfort zone,” Denomme said.
Denomme’s poster addresses deforestation and Mainiero’s focuses on mosquito-borne illness.
An international panel of judges, from Poland, Iran, Switzerland, Macedonia, Italy, and Hungary, chose Mainiero and Denomme as finalists.
All of the MIAD entries are on display at MIAD, on the second floor. A complete list of winners and more information can be found here.