Ka Pai Yoobee Wellington

If you want to brush up on your Te Reo Māori this week, pay a visit to ACG Yoobee Wellington.

To celebrate Māori Language Week, a clever group of graphic design students have created a spectacular series of alphabet charts depicting the Māori words for everything from fish to flags.

The students have been assessed on their efforts by graphic design tutor Logan Fuldseth – and all passed with flying colours.

“The class was given the chance to apply a mix of typography understanding with their image creating skills. Primarily they used Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to build their posters, though there were also applications of hand rendered elements and photography,” says Logan, who reckons the quality of the posters was top-notch.

“The brief only asked the students to create simple images to accompany the characters. Each group however has taken a completely different approach in creating their chart. All of these different solutions, combined with the artistic skills the students showcased, have made for a stunning collection of posters.”

Māori Language Week is being celebrated across New Zealand until Sunday. Led by the Māori Language Commission, the annual campaign aims to raise awareness that New Zealand has its very own language - and to encourage its use.  The theme for this year is ākina te reo – behind you all the way, which focusses on using Te Reo Māori to support, inspire and cheer people on. Ka Pai!