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Pratt student work received considerable attention in the latest release of Graphis, The International Journal of Visual Communication, a leading publication in the design industry. 

Graduate communications design student June Younyun Lee was recognized in the student winners category for her design for clients Citizens Union of the City of New York and Union Foundation of the City of New York, work she completed while in adjunct professor Tom Dolle’s Typography 2 course. Lee designed the front, inside, and back covers of the foundation’s 2008 Annual Report.

June Younyun Lee, design for Citizens Union of the City of New York and Union Foundation of the City of New York

June Younyun Lee also collaborated with graduate communications design student Deborah Flores on a winning design for the Fur Free Alliance’s “Design Against Fur” competition. Their “Fur Free Campaign Poster” was designed to raise awareness of the inhumane activities associated with the use of fur in fashion. Lee and Flores completed the work under the guidance of professor Antonio Dispigna.

June Younyun Lee , Deborah Flores, Fur Free Alliance’s “Design Against Fur” competition entry

Two industrial design students received honors from the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York City (IESNYC) for works submitted to the organization’s 11th annual NYC Student Lighting Competition. Industrial design undergraduate Kevin Lee (B.I.D. ’13) won first prize for his piece, “Peace Bomb.”  The lamp, a paper cut-out resembling a cold-war era bomb, was chosen by the competition’s jurors for its originality, as well as its “international and historical significance.” Lee was awarded a $2,000 cash prize and the chance to participate in this year’s Guerilla Lighting event in Beirut.  Graduate industrial design student Margaret Cabanis-Wicht received an honorable mention award for her contemplative work Light Lunches and Deli Roses. This year’s theme, “Revealing Shadows,” challenged participants to construct a 3-D study that presented the distorting or enhancing power of light, shadows, and surfaces. Cabanis-Wicht's winning work featured illuminated lunch bags with transparent food designs and challenged perceptions of food culture and discarded objects.

Undergraduate architecture student Miles Paloympis was honored by the Society of American Registered Architects/New York Council (SARA/NY) with a 2011 Professional Design Award for his recent design studio project, titled The Cottekill Dwelling. This accolade will be celebrated at the SARA/NY Awards Banquet on June 28.

Photos: Courtesy of June Younyun Lee (Citizen's Union), Courtesy of June Younyun Lee and Deborah Flores (FURFREE)

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