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Communication Design students created a series of posters celebrating Melbourne’s landmark river, the Birrarung — the Wurrundjeri name for the Yarra River.

Their brief was simple: illustrate a distinguishing feature of the river...

The posters they produced display incredible variety, not only in their graphic style and technique, but also in the river feature each student chose to focus on. Some celebrate the river as a ribbon of nature through the city, illustrating the native plants, birds and fish that can be found in its more natural corners. Others celebrate the river’s recreational opportunities, from going for a walk along its banks, rowing along its straights, or listening to a song played on the nearby Federation Bells.

MADA’s Deputy Head of Communication Design, Gene Bawden, contributed the design for the exhibition’s introductory poster, transforming the letters of “Birrarung” into the curves, flows, and eddies of the river itself.

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Beatrice Teja
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Georgia Upperton
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Jessica Bong
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Julia Chapman
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Man Yuen Wong
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Megan Mitchell
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Moyan Liu
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Natalie Tirant
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Paul Failla
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Paula Panopoulos
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Sam Cooper
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Saskia Agius
2014

Birrarung — Yarra Poster Exhibition
Poster design by Ying Gao
2014

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