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Graphic Design Student Makes NFCA Poster


Alana Rosenberg utilized a recent assignment for her Introduction to Graphics course at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications as an opportunity to educate classmates about celiac disease!

For the project, Alana designed a poster advertising the NFCA’s Celiac Awareness Night at the Philadelphia 76ers held on March 26th, 2010 at the Wachovia Center.

Alana writes:
“The reason I chose to do a poster for NFCA’s event is because my sister was diagnosed with celiac disease a few years ago and it not only changed her life dramatically, but it also has changed the lifestyle of my family, as well. Many people are not aware of the implications of celiac and I think it is extremely important to raise awareness among today’s society.

Visually, I wanted to convey the fact that those with celiac disease cannot rely on bread as their ‘backboard’ by incorporating bread into the theme of basketball. I wanted to communicate awareness of celiac and that those with the disease have no choice but to be gluten-free.
Although my poster was only for a project, I hope the Celiac Awareness Night does, in fact, raise awareness for celiac and make people aware of how much it can change someone’s life.”