WBU graphic design student’s art wins recognition by Creative Quarterly Posted on 28/12/2022 The latest edition will feature senior Madeline Alison’s creations of French Francs. Alison made them for a class assignment in which she was challenged to create banknotes using knowledge of European typography and attractive color palettes. The assignment was given by WBU Professor Dejan Mraovic, coordinator of the schools’ Graphic Design Program. Alison’s banknotes included Romantic-era novelist Alexandre Dumas; civil engineer Gustave Eiffel; founder of modern sculpture Auguste Rodin; and Polish French physicist and chemist Marie Sklodowska-Curle. The publication hosts regular creative contests that draw many entries. The winners and runners-up are notified and published in both the online and printed editions. Alison was one of 10 winners named in the Graphic Design: Student division. Other winners in the same contest include entries from schools including: Texas A&M University, Commerce, Columbia College Chicago, California State University Channel Islands, Hankyong National University, Middle Tennessee State University, Auburn University, American University and Kean University. This is the second time this year that Alison’s graphic design work has drawn international attention. Alison created a set of stamps depicting the captivating statues of Lepenski Vir, Serbia. With Mraovic’s encouragement, he took a deep dive into the history behind his artistic inspiration for that project as well. She reached out to Serbian officials who acknowledged and praised her work, to both hers and Mraovic’s delight – and surprise. With that assignment, Mraovic noted how he hoped the experience would encourage his belief that art has the power to build bridges.