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Local graphic design student’s work garners more attention



With Ohio’s new license plate already under his belt, a Bellefontaine resident and graphic design student is now receiving accolades for his work promoting the food and beverage industry.



Aaron Roberts, who graduated from Bellefontaine High School in 2008 before beginning his collegiate education at Columbus College of Art and Design, has been announced as the award-winning artist in designing this year’s poster for the Columbus Food & Wine Affair.

His design, which emerged from a field of approximately 60 fellow students, features a wine glass wrapped in maroon fabric with a similar colored fork bent around the stem.

It advertises the Sept. 21 Grand Tasting event that showcases Columbus’ finest foods and more than 350 wines from around the world. It takes place at Franklin Park Conservatory and typically draws about 1,000 people.

In addition to the honor of the award, Mr. Roberts received $625 for his work and CCAD received $1,250 toward its scholarship fund.

Previously, the local student created the design that was selected by Gov. John Kasich for the state’s new license plate, which features a red triangle with blue lettering above a field of various slogans.

A senior at CCAD and an intern at the polymer-development company Entrotech, Mr. Roberts is a son of Toni Smith and Barry Roberts, both of Bellefontaine.

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