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Careful interpretations of current issues and conscious visions about the future are at the core of projects by students of the Communication and Graphic Design Area. The best ones of the A.Y. 2021/22 were awarded on January 18. The NABA Communication Awards' third edition brought attention to works exploring the fields of editorial design, motion graphics, advertising, UX/UI and more. The event took place simultaneously at Anteo Palazzo del Cinema in Milan and at Cinema Greenwich in Rome. All the winning projects of the graphics and communication award are below and in the video published on NABA's YouTube channel.

NABA Communication Awards: winning projects

Undergraduate Projects awarded

Motion Graphic: "Django" by Serge Forgione.

Experimental Visual: "Pesi Invisibili" by Camilla Rui.

Editorial Design: "Im / perfetta" by Giulia Menini.

Illustration: "Portali della Mente" by Nicolò Etiopia.

Photography: "Body Dysmorphia" by Gianmarco Ollio.

Brand Design: "MAT" by Vincenzo Ciaccia, Marta De Vito, Vittoria Di Nunzio.

Animation: "Pony" by Ylenia Perrone, Daniela Quaglino, Lorenzo Sainati.

Logo Design: "Oreo" by Carolina Gaspar Silveira Marques.

Packaging Design: "Moore" by Sara Bellesini, Serge Forgione, Riccardo Furini.

UX/UI: "Breezy" by Vincenzo Ciaccia, Marta De Vito, Vittoria Di Nunzio, Ileana Pace (App); "Female Talks" by Carlotta Nardi (Web Design); "Moto in Luogo" by Anna Bonomi (Digital Publishing).

Advertising: "The real aspect of your clothes" by Agata Arzillo, Sveva Francesca Paoletto, Maria Vittoria Rossi (Integrated Campaign); "Usura.it" by Veronica Castellini, Maura Zedda (Commercial); "Sony" by Valeria Figari, Lars Karhof, Bobbie van Leeuwen, Leslie Vogt (OOH); "Wash-tag" by Markus Falck (Print).

Awarded Postgraduate Projects

Editorial Design: "Oblio" by Federico Agnelli, Carla Altomare, Sabrina Barca, Ginevra Bracalente, Chiara Campagnuolo, Letizia Caroni, Zepeng Chen, Erika Davidová, Riccardo De Capitani, Xiao Du, Benedetta Del Manto, Jacopo Nicosanti; "Minimarket" Lorenzo Guzzo, Carlo Mione, Yuri Mondinini, Marco Trebbi (winners ex aequo).

Photography: "I Am Not Afraid of The Darkness" by Renata Drews.

Advertising: "A Gift for AIDO" by Martina Fettolini, Matteo Giannetti, Luca Iulianetti, Alessandro Malaponti, Maria Merlo (Integrated Campaign); "Bang and Olufsen" by Eva Dolan, Sopon Kiattipattanakul, Manuela Montoya, Pongsakorn Phumsiridol (Digital); "Givesbacklife" by Chiara Campagnuolo (OOH); "Fantasmi" by Matteo Giannetti, Luca Iulianetti (Print).

UX/UI: "Spotiwine" by Federica La Fiora (App); "Ghost" by Sara Buongiorno, Michele Lomonaco, Giorgia Iurilli, Chiara Opizzi (Web Design); "Pellepeli" by Giulia Di Pietro, Jiuran Luo, Alice Meneghetti, Agata Franchi, Mirco Tamborinial (Digital Publishing).

Special Awards

Grand Prix (the best Undergraduate and Postgraduate projects among all categories): "Moore" by Sara Bellesini, Serge Forgione, Riccardo Furini (Undergraduate); "Minimarket" by Lorenzo Guzzo, Carlo Mione, Yuri Mondinini, Marco Trebbi (Postgraduate).

Killing Brief (prize dedicated to projects meeting the brief by Canon at best): “Canon Selphy QX10" by Rebecca Rossi.

NABA for Good (prize dedicated to projects adhering to social values and promoting an educational and planet-improving purpose): "MAT" by Vincenzo Ciaccia, Marta De Vito, Vittoria Di Nunzio.

Best Rank Students (special prize awarding students who got medals the more): Carolina Gaspar Silveira Marques (first year); Leslie Vogt, Bobbie van Leeuwen (second year), Anna Bonomi (third year).

The award ceremony and the visual identity

NABA Communication Awards: credits

Head of the jury: Sergio Spaccavento (NABA lecturer and Chief Creative Officer of Digitouch Mktg).

The event included the screening of motion graphics by NABA lecturer Marco Pochetti. They have been realised thanks to the contribution of BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction students Alessia Capuano, Irene Lainati, Elisa Li Pomi.

Out&Beyond: the visual identity of the award

The visual identity selected for the third edition of the NABA Communication Awards is by BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction students: Luca Salatto, Giorgia Stucchi, Beatrice Vanzati, Yan Varisco, Chiara Vetrati. 

As Patrizia Moschella (Communication and Graphic Design Area Leader) claims, the visual identity shows a huge digital board inhabited by icons recalling an era of growth and transition of people. The essential and digitally renewed graphic trait simplifies complex cognitive paths, even in adulthood.

Out&Beyond is also the visual identity of the contest catalogue focusing on the projects by students of the Area. Its graphic design is by students Elena Carboni and Valerio Gelsomini.

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Beyond the graphic design and communication event

Nature Created by Design: NABA students' projects at the virtual exhibition hosted by the Shanghai Institute of Visual Art.

NABA Open Day: an overview of the Academy's didactic offer, January 21 at the Milan campus, January 28 at the Rome campus.