Department Wins Four American Graphic Design Awards

November 2, 2017
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The Department of English’s new brand identity has received four American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA. The winning entries include the AU’17 course promotion suite, the Master's in Medical Humanties and Social Sciences program poster, the Alumni Panel and Fancy Dinner event poster and the Collaboratory Symposium event poster. The AU’17 course promotion suite will be featured in a forthcoming print issue of GD USA; all four winning entries will be showcased online.

The new brand identity campaign was launched by Communications Specialist Breanne LeJeune in early 2017 and is the result of extensive market research and ongoing collaboration with department leadership, faculty, staff, advisory committee members and students—namely the department's front desk staff and communications team. The campaign has thus far included course posters, postcards, event posters and programs, commemorative books, presentations, web graphics and merchandise design. The department's new website, which is set to debut in spring 2017, will be the most comprehensive demonstration of the new identity.

Five course posters from autumn 2017

MA in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences posterEvent poster for the Alumni Panel and DinnerColLABoratory event poster

Image credits: Autumn 2017 Course Posters

All posters were designed by Breanne LeJeune.
Title: The English Bible Course Poster
Font: Gorri Sans by Jesús Gorriti
Title: Insurgent Youth Course Poster
Font: Dirrrty by Hanoded Fonts 
Title: Intro to Disability Studies Course Poster
Photographer: Photograph of Julie Cochran Rogers from The Ohio State University Archives
Font: Cienfuegos by deFharo
Title: Film & Comics Course Poster
Illustrator: Center illustration by Jason Gonzalez and modified by Breanne LeJeune
Font: Boulder Rough by Xerographer Fonts
Title: Literacy Narratives of Black Columbus Visual Artists Course Poster
Font: Coalhand Luke by JOEBOB graphics

Image credits: Master's in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences Poster

Designer: Breanne LeJeune
Font: Dirrrty by Hanoded Fonts

Image credits: Alumni Panel and Fancy Dinner Poster

Designer: Breanne LeJeune
Font: Dirrrty by Hanoded Fonts

Image credits: Collaboratory Symposium Poster

Designer: Breanne LeJeune
Photographer: Sue Austin (photograph title: "Creating the Spectacle!", used with permission of the artist)
Font: River Drive by The Branded Quotes