2017 Student Briefs

2017 Student Briefs

The new ISTD briefs launched October 2016 for the 2017 Assessment.

Through its highly acclaimed Assessment scheme, ISTD engages with universities and institutions across the globe to raise the profile of typography in design education. Our goal is to give both tutors and students the opportunity to explore and develop typography as an inherent part of the design process and thus bring the typographic gesture to the forefront of their design education.

ISTD’s briefs continue to innovate and challenge.
Our practice is based upon the printed word but now embraces the gamut of media and technologies that we communicate with. Accordingly, we have progressively written our student project briefs for interpretation through a range of media. How and where we use the written word brings new issues, and also new opportunities to test our skills. First and foremost we are communicators skilfully utilizing design to inform, persuade and delight. This makes each project a more demanding yet stimulating exercise.

Providing contrasting subjects and media.
The 2017 briefs offer a range of challenges for students to flex their typographic muscle. Of the five briefs, two have been written with project partners: Editions At Play, an initiative from Visual Editions and Google’s Creative Lab; and G. F Smith, renowned paper merchants.

Registration for the 2017 Assessment
Registration will be open towards the end of November 2016, after this current year’s assessment in Australasia is completed, thus rounding off the ISTD 2016 assessment cycle. Meanwhile we invite you to download and start work on the 2017 briefs.

John Paul Dowling FISTD
ISTD Education Director