ILCC Reveals Poster Contest Winner

By: Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsWhen the International Latino Cultural Center (ILCC) unveiled Jori Cicale, a senior majoring in graphic design at Dominican University, as the winner of this year’s 17th Annual Official Poster Contest, disbelief was her initial reaction. “I was not expecting to win,” said Cicale. “Past winners were actual graphic designers, professionals. I have never heard of a student winning.”

Cicale’s winning design, judged by seasoned graphic designers, such as, John Alvarado, senior director brand marketing for Modelo Especial; Philipe Diao, art director for Leo Burnett/Lapiz; and Jorge Pomareda, winner of the 16th Annul Official Poster Contest, to name a few, was inspired by the color and tradition of the sugar skull. “In class, we were asked to redesign last year’s poster and I noticed last year and the year’s before, the posters artwork were square,” said Cicale. “So I knew I wanted to do something completely different and I began to think in terms of logo artwork…and I guess that’s where my idea for the sugar skull originated. The goal of this design is to celebrate tradition while adding a fresh interpretation.”

Always harboring a passion for art and design, Cicale is most looking forward to seeing her artwork displayed at several venues across Chicago when the 29th Chicago Latino Film Festival kicks-off April 11th through 15th. “It’s going to be a great feeling just being part of the festival.”

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