A Vernacular Typography

Graphic Design

Honours Student:
Caitlin Sloane

ISTD Award


The Brief

The brief is about paper messengers, which are postal stamps that adorn our letters and tell us where they come from and who sent them. It’s about being an ambassador for the country of origin, that celebrates a unique part of it’s history or beauty. Postage stamps are seen as a visual time line of a countries history, as they often show political changes as well as historical moments in the specific country. These stamps allow for people overseas to have a snippet of our country in a miniature artwork. The brief is primarily a Typographic submission, As it is set by the ISTD, So what ever goes on the stamps must have a typographic outcome.