Exercisements: Alexander Stitt, Communication Design and Health Promotion Past Event
Discover the story of the designer of these acclaimed Victorian Health Promotion campaigns: ‘Life. Be in it’ and ‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’ in a collection viewing of the archive of Alexander Stitt (1937 – 2016), a graphic designer, illustrator, writer and animator.
In 1975 with Phillip Adams and Monahan Dayman Adams, Stitt designed ‘Life. Be in it’, an initiative of the Victorian State Government’s ‘get healthy program’. For this campaign Stitt created Norm, an overweight unhealthy anti-hero who ultimately became a cult figure. Proving that social norms could be changed by media campaigns, Monahan Dayman Adams followed up with a skin cancer prevention program for the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, ‘Slip! Slop! Slap!’ animated by Stitt. Join renowned illustrator Julian Frost, and RMIT University’s Dr Noel Waite for this special collection viewing.
Julian Frost is the creator of the widely successful campaign ‘Dumb ways to die’. With his illustration work for kids, Julian loves using likeable silliness in the service of communicating serious information.
Dr Noel Waite
Dr Noel Waite is the program manager of the Masters of Communication Design at RMIT University and has worked closely with the RMIT Design Archives on student curated and designed exhibitions drawing from their collection. He was formerly a curator at Te Manawa in New Zealand.