RMIT students seized the opportunity to develop logos for emerging bands and musicians at this year's Darebin Music Feast.
Six Graphic Design students were given a unique design brief comprising of creating logos for young, emerging bands at the annual music and cultural festival.
Working under a tight timeframe, participants were asked to communicate with the bands in order to evaluate the brand and image the emerging artists wanted to portray through their logo.
In one hour the students created logos for print on badges and t-shirts, with some even managing to design Facebook avatars and banners for the festival musicians.
Designs were created for bands involved with Darebin City Council's Decibels Records, including high school three-piece, female band, Biddlewood, and all-male three-piece The Black Harrys.
Logos were also created for musicians, some as young as 10 years old, in an open workshop run in the Push Pop-Up Shop, a shopfront open to the public during the festival.
A logo for The Plastered Bastards designed by student Cathryn Hay.
Decibels Records is a youth-run program designed to enable young people to pursue their dreams of working in the music industry.
Leigh Milward, Graphic Design teacher at RMIT, said the project was a good chance for students to obtain practical experience in their discipline.
"The Darebin Music Feast was a fantastic opportunity for students to gain valuable skills in logo design and development, as well as create great content for their portfolios," he said.
"Industry-based projects like these truly allow students to transfer their skills and knowledge learnt in the classroom to the working design world."
RMIT offers a range of Graphic Design programs aimed at equipping students with the appropriate skills and knowledge to succeed in the visual communication industry.