The Spark Gallery pages are one of our most popular design destinations, with thousands of visitors each year. Check out some of the latest Spark entries, in the galleries below.
Cut and Paste: Preventing Visual Plagiarism
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Lisa Winstanley - Prof.
Design Type: Brand communications, Print: publishing, posters, brochures
Company / Organization / School: Nanyang Technological University
Team Members: Prof. Lisa Winstanley, Wu You, Lisa Peh Jiaxian, Eugene Lim & Ming Zheng
Visual-Plagiarism: a topic that affects almost everyone in the creative industry at some point during their career. however this is a topic that is seldom discussed or, worse, brushed aside as unimportant. This is perhaps due to the ambiguity of taking reference from an image and copying from it, and it is this ambiguity that can lead to poor ethical choices. This project intends to provide a guide for best practice and raise awareness, in order to enable students to make informed choices. The brief was therefore, to create an integrated design system which would appeal to young designers in Singapore to guide them through an active learning workshop. Collaterals include: A bespoke outer folder, A 36 page book, bookmark, posters, a series of postcards to facilitate debate and a custom designed stationery kit. Utilising the existing colour palette and fonts of the Nanyang Technological University brand, a strong red and blue theme is applied throughout. This is complemented by culturally appropriate imagery and rich, real-world examples of visual-plagiarism, homage, pastiche and parody. The notion of cut and paste culture is present throughout; a reminder for participants to consider ethical implications in their creative practice.