Thursday, April 29, 2010

PIASC T-Shirt Competition

Today marked a fabulous ending for a months long process. Back in February, advanced Studio 401 students began to come up with ideas for their entry into the annual Printing Industry Association's T-Shirt competition. Although it was our first time using our new silk screen equipment, Studio 401 wanted to make a strong entrance into the realm of graphic arts competitions. Several design ideas were explored and all Studio 401 classes voted for their favorite ideas. The designs were required to incorporate a pro-literacy concept aimed at children. In the end it was Alan Martin's concept of a dragon coming out of a book that won the imagination of our students.

Phase two of the process involved finalizing the artwork. Angel Martinez stepped in to illustrate Alan's idea and bring it to life. Next, more students stepped in to help with the production process which included not only printing the shirts but documenting the process and creating a storyboard that outlined the entire project.

All of the hard work put in by the Studio 401 students and their teacher paid off at the PIASC award ceremony on April 29th. There were many worthy contenders from other schools, but the new kids on the block, Grant's own Studio 401, stole the show by winning 1st place in both categories: Best Production and Best Design. Two large and showy trophies were awarded to Studio 401 as well as $900 for the graphics program.

Congratulations to the 2010 Studio 401 T-shirt team:
Design: Alan Martin & Angel Martinez
Production: Edward Agazaryan, Jorge Ramirez and Edgar Romero

For more information about the competition, visit the PIASC website.

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