Visitors to the HP Future Designers exhibition at Urbis Designday voted graphic designer Anzac Tasker as their favourite designer.
Seven stunning installations by recent AUT design graduates impressed Designday guests on March 20th but Tasker took the prize, winning a HP touch screen laptop – one of only two in the country.
‘Bringing type away from the computer and back into craft’ was the concept behind his installation which was a unique and fun approach to typography. This was demonstrated with white panels and 3D type; some rotating, some only making sense from certain angles, but all fresh, innovative and intriguing.
Other works by AUT graduates at the future designers’ exhibition included life size fashion illustrations, composited digital video, suspended and rotating garments, animated and futuristic illustrations, architectural studies and a lizard trap.
Urbis editor Nicole Stock helped choose the final seven students and says, “Urbis is very supportive of young designers and we felt Designday was a great opportunity to showcase the great young talent to a discerning and design loving audience. “