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May 21, 2021

Winners of the 2021 Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes in Undergraduate Printing and Design have been announced.

Due to the University’s response to Covid-19, this year’s competition was again held entirely online. Categories included Digital Design and Printing, Web/App Design, and a newly created category in Illustration. Judges saw submissions that featured a wide variety of academic, personal, and professional pieces.

All of this year’s participants are to be congratulated on the quality and imagination of their work.

This year’s first prize in the Digital Design and Printing category was awarded to Vera Villanueva (JE ’21) for her body of work. Pictured below are Notes to Self and Oil & Water

Second prize was awarded to Melissa Leone (GH ’21) for Guide to Navigating Women’s Health, shown below.

Honorable mentions went to Felicia Chang (PM ’21) for Only Observations,

Rudd Fawcett (JE ’23) for Yale Literary Magazine,

and Sunnie Liu (JE ’22) for Houston AAPI Film Festival 2020 Program Booklet.

First prize in Web/App Design went to Sunnie Liu (JE ’22) and Dora Guo (PR ’23) for their WeChat Project.

Sidney Hirschman (JE ’22) received honorable mention for Thesis Show 2021.

In the newly created Illustration category, Sophia Zhao (PM ’23) received first prize for her body of work. Below are images from Yale Scientific Magazine, Poster Explorations, and Design Explorations.

Judges for this year’s competition were Raleigh D’Adamo, Molly Dotson, John Gambell, Basie Gitlin, Mar Gonzalez-Palácio, Jesse Marsolais, Rebecca Martz, Miko McGinty, and Monica Ong.

November 6, 2020

The judging committee of the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes is pleased to announce that Sophia J. Zhao ’23 of Pauli Murray College has been selected as the winning designer in this year’s poster competition.

June 12, 2020

Winners of the 2020 Lohmann & Van Sinderen Prizes in Undergraduate Printing and Design have been announced.

Due to the University’s response to Covid-19, this year’s competition was held entirely online and two additional categories were created to broaden the competition. Judges saw more than eighty submissions that featured a wide variety of academic, personal, and professional pieces.

October 28, 2016

The judging committee of the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes is pleased to announce that Isaac Morrier ’17 of Branford College has been selected as the winning designer in this year’s poster competition.

July 5, 2016

We recently visited “The Poet of Them All”: William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert, an exhibition currently on view at the newly renovated Yale Center for British Art. It features nearly one hundred miniature editions of works written or inspired by William Shakespeare, all bound with artistic designer bindings commissioned by Neale Albert J.D. ’61 in the past decade.

June 24, 2016

This Yale College viewbook was published in June 1968 and designed by the Carl Purington Rollins Printing-Office of the Yale University Press, the precursor to our office. 

June 16, 2016

The decorative relief over the main entrance to Sterling Memorial Library celebrates the great ancient civilizations, from the Assyrians to the Romans. 

June 7, 2016

This past spring, we designed The Book in History, The Book as History, a collection of essays by eighteen leading scholars in early modern literary studies that explore book history and the material text. Published by the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and distributed by Yale University Press, the 420-page volume features 60 color illustrations and will be available this August.

May 23, 2016

Congratulations, Class of 2016! We designed a series of Commencement-themed posters for the large display stands outside Woolsey Hall. 

May 20, 2016

In the Yale University Art Gallery’s “Everything is Dada” exhibition, which celebrates the centennial of the movement’s birth, graphic design students from the Yale School of Art created an interactive “Dada Lounge” that pays homage to the Dada spirit. 

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