Green Graphic Design

Graphic Design, how much does it affect the environment? Can we make a difference with it? Here is a book where you find good tips where to start. Green Graphic Design – by Brian Dougherty – re-frames the way designers can think about the work they create, while remaining focused on cost constraints and corporate identity….

Graphic Design, how much does it affect the environment? Can we make a difference with it? Here is a book where you find good tips where to start. Green Graphic Design – by Brian Dougherty – re-frames the way designers can think about the work they create, while remaining focused on cost constraints and corporate identity. Simple, eco-innovative changes are demonstrated in all phases of the design process, including: Picking projects, Strategizing with clients, Building strong green brands, Choosing materials for manufacture and shipping, Picking ink and paper, Binding, Working with clients to foster transparency and corporate social responsibility. View the book online here.

Jesse Kirsch Packaging Design

Jesse Kirsch is a graphic designer working in New York City specializing in packaging.


Jesse Kirsch is a graphic designer working in New York City specializing in packaging.

Earth Hour Package

Earth hour is on Saturday 20.30-21.30 CET. WWF is the initiative taker – A worldwide event for environmental awareness by turning off the lights for one hour. Here a dark carton package from Swedish Arla, temporary campaign they are having for the very same reason.

Earth hour is on Saturday 20.30-21.30 CET. WWF is the initiative taker – A worldwide event for environmental awareness by turning off the lights for one hour. Here a dark carton package from Swedish Arla, temporary campaign they are having for the very same reason.

Ecofont

What can you do with graphic design to reduce the environmental impact? That’s what the dutch design firm Spranq asked themselves and came up with this Ecofont. It uses 20% less ink than normal fonts. Free download on their web site.

What can you do with graphic design to reduce the environmental impact? That’s what the dutch design firm Spranq asked themselves and came up with this Ecofont. It uses 20% less ink than normal fonts. Free download on their web site.

By Kristina de Verdier on 8 January, 2009 In , , , , ,

Coca Cola Aluminium Bottle

Nathalie Rykiel has designed this colorful graphic for Coca Cola’s aluminium bottle. Aluminium or glass bottles, what’s most environmentally friendly? Reading about the subject and you will find many different answers and opinions. Good thing with both materials is that they are 100% recyclable. But they have different impacts in different stages of the life cycle. To simplify it; Aluminium takes…

Nathalie Rykiel has designed this colorful graphic for Coca Cola’s aluminium bottle. Aluminium or glass bottles, what’s most environmentally friendly? Reading about the subject and you will find many different answers and opinions. Good thing with both materials is that they are 100% recyclable. But they have different impacts in different stages of the life cycle. To simplify it; Aluminium takes more energy to get out of the ground, but less to transport. Glass is much more energy efficient to create, but is heavy and fuel-intensive to transport. Now, taking usability into consideration; people handling the packages – retailers, consumers and so on – probably appreciate a light-weight package…and some people think transparency is important….you see, we can go on and on.

Saltå Kvarn

Saltå Kvarn’s products are coming from biodynamic and ecologic production from all over the world. From farmers who don’t accept artificial manure and exclude the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. The products are without any additives. In 2007 the designer Karin Huber was awarded for the graphic design she created. Saltå went…

Saltå Kvarn’s products are coming from biodynamic and ecologic production from all over the world. From farmers who don’t accept artificial manure and exclude the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. The products are without any additives. In 2007 the designer Karin Huber was awarded for the graphic design she created. Saltå went from being invisible beige in dedicated health stores to – after a facial lift – standing out in grocery stores and being picked as a lifestyle product in peoples everyday shopping. It has been a while now in the stores around Scandinavia, and it seems like a real success.

By Kristina de Verdier on 30 December, 2008 In , , ,

Carton Packaging

Found these nice milk cartons by Hattomonkey through the lovely blog Lovely Packaging


Found these nice milk cartons by Hattomonkey through the lovely blog Lovely Packaging

By Kristina de Verdier on 28 December, 2008 In , , , ,