Instructors Win at AIGA Cleveland Letterpress Competition
Instructor in the School of Visual Communication Design Bob Kelemen and Internship Coordinator Aimee Crane teamed up to win AIGA Cleveland’s Letterpress Smackdown. Two person teams from AIGA Pittsburgh and AIGA Cleveland competed on Nov. 17 at the Cranky Pressman headquarters in Salem, Ohio. The groups were charged with creating a poster using a provided box of letterpress elements in a timed competition. Posters were shared on Facebook for fans to choose the winning design.
In round one, two teams from each city competed against one another to represent their chapter. Team Kelemen and Crane’s poster poked fun at the rivalry between the two cities asking, “why can’t we all get along?” The poster moved them to the semi-final round, pitting them against the Pittsburgh team. The winning poster “print quickly, proof slowly” received the majority of votes on Facebook, deeming them the winner.
Kelemen teaches the Type High Press course in VCD and joined the competition to represent his city and his craft.
Check out photos of the team's posters here.