RMIT Vietnam NewsDesign students prove ‘Print is not dead’

Design students prove ‘Print is not dead’

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 11:01

Twelve Bachelor of Design student book projects under the theme ‘Print is not dead’ have been qualified to be catalogued into RMIT’s permanent library collection.

In their individual design projects, students from the Semester 3-2016 Design Specialisation Course produced publications, picture books, and new alternative printed works.

After a discussion between course coordinator Ms Stefanie Neukirchen and Head of Library Services Ms Clare O’Dwyer, RMIT Vietnam Library decided to catalogue the twelve best projects from the course into the University’s valuable library collection.

Professor Rick Bennett, Head of the Centre of Communication & Design, said the project speaks to the Centre’s emphasis on quality and differentiation.

“Beyond excellent works, we encourage students to produce experimental works,” he added.

The course work collection includes children’s books, collections of short stories and poems, and publications for art and design enthusiasts.

Students, alumni, and staff at both RMIT Saigon South and Hanoi City campuses can borrow these new books from mid April 2017.

‘Mahakarunika Compassion’ by Pham Dang Khiem comprises old tales with concealed morals embedded in it. The first-prize winner of the ‘Print is not dead’ book award, Khiem hopes readers will find compassion, peace, and meaningful values amid busy city lives.

‘Three neighbours’ by Hong Ji Min is a creative guidebook that highlights the differences between three Asian countries: Japan, China, and Korea. The book looks at several of the countries’ distinguising aspects such as culture, cuisine, traditional costumes, and martial arts.

What do they do when we sleep? The picture book ‘9PM’ by Tran Khai Hoan helps children answer this question by telling stories about the nightlife of animals and night-shift workers.

‘Eat Sleep Breath Saigon’ by Hoang Huong Anh and Huynh Nguyen Anh Truc is a journey to discover contrasting perspectives of Saigon’s old buildings and the people living within them.

The publications are on exhibit in Beanland Library, Saigon South campus, until mid April when they will be available for loan.

See “Print is not dead” book collection in the video below:

Story: Thanh Phuong