The 2018 Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Printing and Design

Awards Ceremony and Reception for the 2018 Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes
May 8, 2018
Winners of the 2018 Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Printing and Design were announced at an April 27 awards ceremony in the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library. The entries this year included a diverse range of pieces made for personal, academic, and extracurricular purposes. All of this year’s participants are to be congratulated for the quality, craft, and creativity of their work.
 
First prize in the letterpress category was awarded to Jessica Kong (BF ’21) for her book Kong Rong Gives Away Pears. When the book is opened completely so the two covers touch, the pages reveal a pear shape. Second prize was awarded to Julia Ma and Tommy Huang (both JE ’19) for their joint body of work, which included a variety of posters, cards, and printed bags. Bix Archer (BK ’19) was awarded an honorable mention for her silkscreened book Oceanic Feeling / Traumatic Brain Injury, and Noah Parnes (DC ’21) was awarded an honorable mention for his poster Gaga.
 
First prize in the digital category was awarded to Julia Ma (JE ’19) for her body of book works, including New Leaf, The Yale Literary Magazine, Irma Boom, and Vowels and Consonants. Second prize was awarded to Tommy Huang (JE ’19) for his piece Dada Chapbook, and honorable mention was awarded to Jacob Brussel Faria (DC ’18) for Seltzer Magazine.
 
The judges for this year’s competition were Raleigh D’Adamo ’53; Molly Dotson; John Gambell M.F.A. ’81; Maura Gianakos; Basie Gitlin ’10; Rebecca Martz; Miko McGinty ’93, M.F.A. ’98; and Richard Rose.
 
About the Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Printing and Design
 
The Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Printing and Design recognize and celebrate the broad range of interest in planning, craft, and invention that gives undergraduate design and printing at Yale its singular character. The judges are eager to see printed work of all kinds in order to reward skill, discipline, and imagination. These prizes were established in 1967 in honor of Carl C. Lohmann, Class of 1910, founding member of the Honorable Company of College Printers, lifelong typophile, and secretary of the University from 1927 to 1953. Since 2015 they have been supported by the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prize fund.
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