Eight School of Art and Design students studying the ‘Applied Illustration Practice’ module have had their work selected for display outside the Students Union as part of the Staff LGBT Network and Student LGBT+ Society’s 2012 World Aids Day awareness campaign this December, which is taking place with the support of the University of Wolverhampton Equality and Diversity Unit and the School of Art and Design.
Martin Evans, chair of the University of Wolverhampton LGBT Staff Network, presented the brief to the 64 first year students who took part in the design competition as part of their module. The students were asked to create a poster to promote the World Health Organisation’s World Aids Day campaign ‘Getting to Zero’, Zero new infections, Zero discrimination and Zero AID’s related deaths.
Module leader Howard Read said “This is a great opportunity for the winning student work to be displayed and seen by the wider academic community. The students showed real commitment and engagement with this brief, creating well researched ideas and positive individual responses for this important global issue. Working to a set size and format and integrating image and creative typography will help prepare students for real client briefs and future employability.”
The eight winning entries by; Philip Whitehouse, Jordan Kendall, Lucie Williams, Kyle Wright, Stephanie Neath, Deanna Kitts, Gabrielle Booth and Zack Sealey, will be on display in the MD corridor from 26th of November until the 10th of December to raise awareness of World Aids Day.