Bicentenary gift had international help

A gift to honour the bicentenary of the birth of St.John Bosco (1815-2015) had an international Salesian contribution in both design and production. The Parish of St.John Bosco and St.Aloysius at Brooklyn Park and Richmond, South Australia, wanted to recognise the 200 years since Don Bosco’s birth through several gifts to various groups in the parish.

One of these gifts was a bookmark. On one side is a photograph of the statue of St.John Bosco in St.John Bosco Church at Brooklyn Park. The other side is the statue of Mary, Help of Christians in the same church. Beneath the statue of Our Lady is a prayer from the Blessing of Mary Help of The layout and design of the bookmark was undertaken by one of the parishioners, Mr.Joby Thachappilly, a graphic designer/web designer from the website

Bookmark jobi2Joby has an academic award from the Graphic Arts Institute, Don Bosco IGACT, Kochi in Kerala, India. He was a loyal resident at the former Don Bosco Youth Hostel, Brooklyn Park. Joby is passionate, creative and possesses a good understanding with knowledge in Offset and digital printing process, screen, flexographic and signage printing, web development and online marketing. He also has a good deal of experience in the design of publications and interactive multi-media products, seeing projects through from when they are still only partly-formed ideas to the finished product.

Joby has established Fifthcolour Multimedia ( which is an inspirational establishment in the Graphic Arts industry. It is a freelance creative hub based in Adelaide, Australia, linked with an International team of professionals in the Media Industry.

Joby also organised for the production and printing of the bookmarks with Father Joyson S.D.B. at Don Bosco IGACT, Kochi, one of the leading offset printing presses in Kerala. Joby donated his time and talents to the parish celebrations of Don Bosco’s Bicentenary. The bookmarks were kindly brought to Australia by Stephen and Tiby.

Fr Joseph Lee SDB, Rector & Parish Priest

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