UMPRUM once again is well represented in the Graduation Project
The results of the international Graduation Project competition have been announced. Among recent graduates from the four Visegrád countries, four UMPRUM students were awarded - Ilya Bazhanov, Julie Dítětová, Josefina Karlíková, and Adrian Lesechko.
The jury of the international exhibition of the best diploma theses from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary selected 29 authors whose diploma theses will be presented in the first quarter of 2023 at the exhibition at the Castle in Cieszyn. In total, 215 works were submitted to this year's 21st edition of the show, of which 125 were in the 2D category and 90 in the 3D category. After long discussions, the best 29 theses were finally awarded. Fourteen of them in the 2D category and fifteen in the 3D category.
In the 2D category, 3 graduates from UMPRUM were awarded. Josefína Karlíková from the Studio of Type Design and Typography impressed with her Book about Samizdat. It is a kind of preparation of the intended publication dedicated to the history and meaning of Czech Samizdat.
For Julie Dítětová from the Studio of Design and Digital Technologies, this is her second award for her work Machine Learning: Programming Patterns. Here she uses the StyleGAN 2 neural network to generate visual data whose morphology is based on real motifs of 18th-century church fabrics.
In his diploma thesis ÉMIGRÉ Ilia Bazhanov, a graduate of the Studio of Type Design and Typography, tries to analyse and understand the schemes by which emigrants tried to preserve their own identity and uniqueness in the form of historical studies of foreign emigrant publications of the first half of the twentieth century.
Adrian Lesechko from the Industrial Design Studio won the 3D category. He concluded his studies with an Autonomous Vehicle. In it, he focuses on designing a multifunctional autonomous electric off-roader.