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International Translation Day 2021: United in translation

11 Aug 2021

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) proudly announces the WINNER of its annual poster competition commemorating International Translation Day (ITD) each 30 September.

This year’s winning design was entered by Carolina Bellino, a 26-year-old designer from San Juan, Argentina. She is passionate about all kinds of art and considers herself a kind of translator too: as a graphic designer she translates ideas into design.

Bellino studied graphic design at San Juan State University and graduated in 2018. She is a seasoned winner of design competitions as she already won a design competition for wine labels as a third-year student thus earning herself a position as Teacher Assistant the following year.

Currently Bellino works as a freelance designer for companies, agencies and direct clients helping them create visual identity and build professional visual communication branding. Her distinguished clients include Hugo Lescano, a famous expert in non-verbal communication in Argentina and Latin America, and Bellino is also interested in translation through her sister who is a professional translator. In fact it was her sister who encouraged Bellino to participate in the FIT poster competition.

When asked about how the winning design was created, Bellino replied:
"I was inspired by the theme "United in translation" and the FIT logo itself to create the structure for the main design. The letters in the logo were transformed into people – translators, interpreters and terminologists – holding the principal element that represents translation: a rounded speech bubble consisting of arrows symbolising source and target languages and the process of translation with the bubble containing the continents of the Earth on the left and the horizontal lines on the right representing the written or oral text created as a result of the translation."

You can find out more about Bellino and her work on her Instagram profile.

All FIT member associations are encouraged to use the poster in their communication promoting ITD. The poster and a banner version with the same motif that can be used in email signatures and on web pages are available for download here.



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