MOME Graphic Design’s global success streak

Date: 2023.08.02
The MOME Graphic Design programme has enjoyed a productive and successful period, with students and teachers both receiving several international accolades in recent months.

MOME Graphic Design has always enjoyed substantial international visibility, and the past months have brought even more accolades to both students and teachers of the programme.The most recent ones include first prize in the Typography category of the Brands and Communication Design section of the Red Dot Award earned by our teacher Péter Bence Simon. His award-winning TYPO LANTERNS poster was commissioned by the KECD (Korea Ensemble of Contemporary Design) on the theme of ‘Beautiful Seoul’.  

Several awards were given out to our students at the Portfolio Exhibition of the IDEEC 2023 KOREA conference, including a gold and a silver prize, as well as the special prize of the event sponsor Sanddoll for Best Student Work. Sára Olívia Torma received the gold for her Requiem for a Dream and Róza Répás the silver for her Kökörcsin Art Book, while Péter Tóth’s BETU Type Specimen earned him the special prize. Our instructor Péter Bence Simon, who organised participation of the students in the competition, curated the exhibition material, and mentored students applying, was also honoured with the silver prize in the Best Professor Work category.  

We are pleased to share the news that two other Graphic Design students, Zsuzsa Oláh (BA) and Dorottya Nagy (MA) were also awarded prizes in the Student section of the international outstanding Applied Arts Awards design competition that students receiving the Best of Graphics Award in the 2023 autumn semester were entered into.  

Meanwhile, Emese László (BA) won the bronze audience award in the ETIVERA European Label Award international packaging competition. Label designs by Babetta Babicz (BA) and Maja Galántai (BA) were also included in the shortlist of 55 top entries. 

Additionally, the programme was involved in various international exhibitions and fairs, including having a booth at the Leipzig Book Fair, the most important spring event of the book and media industry that took place between 27 and 30 April and drew 2,000 exhibitors from 40 countries. Three instructors of the programme Tamás Marcell, László Herbszt and László Nagy represented MOME at Pictoplasma Festival, the world’s number one contemporary character design and art, in Berlin.  

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