Tuesday, 17 July 2018

ISTD Student Awards 2018

Last Friday, I was invited to  the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Student awards, hosted by Pentagram at their wonderful studio in Notting Hill. Pentagram partner, Sascha Lobe, presented the certificates to the successful students and tutors.

It was a beautiful summer evening, only slightly marred by a tropical deluge! This is the 90th anniversary year of the ISTD, so a special year for all concerned.
This presentation evening is for the main Student Assessment scheme held in the UK and Ireland. Students from Universities and Institutions around the UK and Ireland answered a number of briefs written by the ISTD's Education team. This is an international education scheme and the assessments for other regions of the globe are on-going.
As with all ISTD events it was a very warm and friendly occasion with beer, wine and nibbles all laid on, for well over a hundred guests. The evening began with an introduction by Jonathan Doney, the Chair of ISTD (below) who gave a brief re-cap of the society's history, founded 90 years ago by Vincent Steer Jonathan reminded us that the Student awards programme has been running continuously for 43 years! ...with programmes in six regions around the world.
The most recent Pentagram partner, Sascha Lobe gave a brief talk and presented all the certificates (printed on our StarFine) and also an excellent goody bag (sponsored by Cass Art). There were students from universities from all over the country and further afield, with one student from Canada!
Sascha Lobe, Pentagram partner
My thanks to the ISTD board for inviting me and as I have said many times on this blog before, it's very important to support organisations such as the ISTD and events such as this. A big thank you to all those members of the ISTD board and education committee who freely give their time for the benefit of others.

Thanks must also go to Pentagram and to Sascha Lobe. It is wonderful that a respected agency such as Pentagram freely gives their resources for such an event, it is inspirational for the students and is a great way for the partnership to give something back to education.
You can read more about it on the Pentagram newsfeed:

Posted by Justin Hobson 17.07.2018

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