For the third year in a row the Conestoga Graphic Design program was involved in designing a poster for The Charcoal Group to be displayed at their Martini’s Restaurant in Kitchener. Heather Ford took home the honour this past December and Robyn Meyer will be featured in the fall of this year. As part of the Sarah Misselbrook Project, Martini’s offered 200 signed limited edition prints of Heather’s poster starting in December and will do the same for Robyn later this year. The prints cost $75.00 with 100 percent of sales going directly to the St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre.
In winning this contest the students will have their poster framed and displayed at the restaurant, as well as having their design and bio included on the billfold for every bill given out at the restaurant during the time of this promotion.
2008’s winner Heather Ford is a first year Conestoga College student whose future goals include opening a design/illustration collaborative studio, writing and illustrating children’s novels, and advertising. Her goal in designing her poster was to create a dynamic, warm and textural visual experience with her design.
This year’s winner Robyn Meyer is also a first year Conestoga College Graphic Design student. Her aspirations are to persue her passion in graphic design. Her inspiration for her design was to design something to celebrate the fun times we all have with the ones we love, by using a bold, minimalistic style.
The Sarah Misselbrook project is in recognition of Sarah Misselbrook who was a long time, valued employee of the Charcoal Group. After a courageous battle with heart disease Sarah passed away on December 30, 2005. In her honour the Charcoal group will run this contest every year and send all the proceeds from the prints to St. Mary’s Cardiac Care Centre. St. Mary’s has used the proceeds to create the Sarah Misselbrook Family Room at their hospital as a place of comfort for families, loved ones and patients.
By: Ryan Metivier