Students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Are Awarded in New York

Students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana received prestigious awards at the international New Talent Annual 2018 design contest in New York.

The contest was organized by the famous American publishing house Graphis. The Silver Award and the Merit Award were presented to the two Pop-up knjiga projects dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Russian avant-gardism and the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution.

At the New Talent Annual 2017 contest, students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana received an award for their project “Let’s Create Shakespeare” (Slovene: Ustvarimo Shakespeara). This year, the Book Design category winners include two groups of students from various Master’s degree programmes who, within the framework of the optional Graphic Design course, under the guidance of Professor Eduard Čehovin, created the Pop-up knjiga project. A modeller Vasja Stojanovski and photographer Damjan Kocijančič also supported the students.

For their work, one group of students received the Silver Award, and the second group receive the Merit Award.

Both awarded projects will also be published in the Graphis New Talent Annual 2018 book. The weight of this students’ achievement emphasises the fact that, besides the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana, only two other European participants, the Miami AD School Europe (Germany) and the Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology (Norway), were presented out of 49 awarded educational institutions from all over the world.

Silver Award Winners:

  1. Anna Rosa Tomšič Jacobs, Fine Arts programme
  2. Petra Kostevc, Industrial Design programme
  3. Metka Kladnik, Illustration programme
  4. Sara Arko Strojan, Illustration programme
  5. Merit Award Winners:
  6. Erik Emeršič, Photography programme
  7. Jure Grom, Photography programme
  8. Anže Grabeljšek, Photography programme
  9. Daria Kisenko, Photography programme. Interview with Daria was published on our website earlier.

Source: uni-lj.si