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Two more students accredited by the prestigous International Society of Typographical Design

For another year running Graphic Arts & Design students from Leeds School of Arts have been succesfully accredited by the International Society of Typographical Designers.

ISTD Success 2020

Joseph Giltrap's submission for ISTD

The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) promotes worldwide excellence in the use of typography. This highly prestigious accreditation scheme celebrates the very best of student work, the process is rigorous and the standards are exceptionally high. We are delighted that two of our students Joe Giltrap and Russell Thompson have achieved ISTD accreditations. 

This success is especially significant given the challenges that both students faced during lockdown, it is testament to their hardwork, determination and creative resilience. In their feedback ISTD assessors referred to Joe's Mars Migration project ‘an ambitious and substantial piece of work’ and Russell's Paradiso project as demonstrating ‘an engaging and bold typographic approach’. 

Joe Giltrap - Mission to Mars

Responding to the Migration brief set by ISTD, 'Mission to Mars’ is a publication exploring the possibilities of human migration via space travel from Earth to Mars.

The publication is split into two sections, the first section is focused on a utopian vision of Mars and the second section focuses on the dystopian reality of life on the surface.

Joseph Giltrap ISTD 4
Joseph Giltrap ISTD 2
Joseph Giltrap ISTD 1

See more of Joe's work as part of the 2020 LSA Festival.

Russell Thompson - Paradiso

A typographic interpretation of Canto 33 of Dante’s Paradiso attempts to take the viewer beyond the epic poem by creating a visual ‘ascent into lightness’. Scale and space are used to take the reader on a visually engaging journey.

Russel's interpretation of Paradiso, focuses on typographic elegance and a visual ascent into lightness using a combination of traditional and modern typefaces. 

Russell Thompson -  ISTD page 2
Russell Thompson - ISTD Page 3
Russell Thompson -  ISTD page 4
Russell Thompson -  ISTD Page 13

See more of Russell's work as part of the 2020 LSA Festival.

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Jo Hamill

Jo Hamill is the Course Director for BA (Hons) Graphic Design within the Leeds School of Arts.

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