Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Young designer Đặng Thị Bích Ngọc has just won the Silver Award in the Design Poster Category of the New Talent Annual 2018 by the New York-based Graphis magazine.
Her series of four posters featuring characters from an ancient tuồng (classcial drama) play made of Trúc Chỉ (Vietnamese artistic handmade paper).
The poster series, which is an upgrade from Ngọc’s graduation thesis from Đà Nẵng Architecture University, last year also brought her a prize from the 2017 American Graphic Design Awards.
In 2011, based on the traditional process of making paper, painter Phan Hải Bằng created a new type of art, đồ họa Trúc Chỉ (trucchigraphy), in which artists use bamboo pulp to create paintings and other artworks.
The Trúc Chỉ art has become a material for many artistic and daily-use products, such as lanterns, wallets, candle boxes, handbags, wall paintings and table calendars.
Graphis Inc. is an international publisher of books on communication design, which was founded in 1944. Based in New York City, Graphis presents and promotes the best submitted work in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.
Graphis publishes hardcover annuals including: Graphis Design Annual, Graphis Advertising Annual, Graphis Photography Annual, Graphis Annual Reports Annual, and Graphis Poster Annual. Other Graphis books include: Chermayeff & Geismar, Exhibition: The Work of Socio X and Graphic Art of Michael Schwab.
Graphis’s New Talent Annual presents the best produced student work of the year, providing young professionals exposure and recognition. — VNS