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Scuola Politecnica di Design wants to thank everyone for participating this year in our edition of “Design Master Scholarships 2016”. The jury is honored to announce the winners of the student competition “Design students make a better world“.

Congratulations to Giuseppe Galletta (Master in Product Design), Aleksander krupa (Transportation and Car Design) and Gregorio Palmieri (Web and Digital Design).Thanks to the quality of the projects we decided to assign two scholarships in Visual Design to Henrique Iamarino e Maria Francisca Garcia Araya and two scholarships (50%) in Interior Design to Hamid Reza Sepehri and ​ Daniel Falcon Garcia.

SPD's jury is investigating some technical aspects of the received projects for the scholarships in Interior Design. We reserve a few days to communicate the results.

Category: Visual Design
Project Title:

Editorial Design and Black Identity

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Even though the globalization, the importance about the African continent, and the great number of black people around the word, the lack of black references at media is a fact that affects directly the valuation of the black people, and also the construction of the child black identity.

Therefore, this work aims to develop graphic design stuffs for a Rapunzel retelling story in which the main woman character is black, has curly hair, and do not need the Prince to defend herself. It is expected to create initially a children’s book, then toy art, and animation, for a main target audience between 5 and 7 years old, that values and encourages diversity and the construction of a black identity.

For the conception of the story and the design for the children’s book it was used a qualitative exploratory methodology research including up literature searches and interviews with the book target audience in Brazil. The research axes were the origin of African culture, especially in Brazil, and the lack of black reference in children’s literature; the history of children’s literature and the importance of reading in childhood; the editorial design including color research, format, typography, layout, graphic production highlighting the illustration. Based on all investigations it was possible to create an assertive graphic design that meets the initial goals of the project.

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