52 Pick-up Award for Typography Winner: Russell Banfield-Vizcarrondo Student RGD

Winning Project: Doldrums: A Trip Through History by Russell Banfield-Vizcarrondo Student RGD, George Brown College, Toronto, ON


Award sponsored by 52 Pick-up


A Trip Through History

The project aimed to create an engaging educational initiative on African American history for a younger audience. Typography, particularly hand-done calligraphy inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat, played a pivotal role. The use of dip pens and Winsor & Newton Indian ink added an artistic touch and imagery complemented the typography, ensuring a cohesive visual experience. The fonts are bold and striking for easy readability and to engage the target demographic effectively.

Educator Support: Paul Haslip RGD


Honourable Mentions:

  • Women in Science by Cevat Arda Cem Student RGD, Humber College, Etobicoke, ON

  • Fashion Magazine - The Suit, A Modern History by Haley Desilets, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

  • They Us One by Daria Khazova Student RGD, George Brown College, Toronto, ON

  • International Shopping Bag (China) by Rachel Lu Student RGD, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC

  • Shadow Book Jackets by Daniel Shui, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

  • Bourdain Book Sleeves by Jenn Stewart Student RGD, OCAD University, Toronto, ON