One simple motto - 'Buy and use only what you really need and then get rid of it properly when you have finished with it' - could make a huge difference in helping to reduce the mountain of waste that is threatening to destroy our eco-system. As those responsible, in one way or another, for most of the products we purchase, designers bear a heavy responsibility to make sure that our shopping is environmentally friendly. But many are worried about the supposed higher costs, the potential loss of clients and the restrictions on creativity that this might involve.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Ready… Get set… Go!
Feature: Yes, designers can save the planet
Creative Country: Boom time for Danish designers
Type Casting: Emil Bertell
Studio: Close encounters of a street-wise kind
POTM

Specifications:

102 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process, spot UV
80 minutes DVD Video included


Ready… Get set… Go!

From a morning jog to a lunchtime gym session to an after-work kickabout with friends in the park to a trip to the pub to watch a live football match, many of us find that our existence is dominated these days by sport. If we’re not taking part in it we’re watching it – or ads that feature it. And the sporting superstars can make even more money from endorsing various products and services then from their already generously awarded competitive careers. All this is music to the ears of the advertising industry, which increasingly uses sports-mania as a hook with which to grab viewer’s attention.

Featuring:

Addictive TV | Elastic | Ink Project | Jared Eberhardt | Motion Theory | Nexus | Rob Chiu | Universal Everything

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p10-11


Yes, designers can save the planet

We have found 22 designers and design units who, rather than shying away from such a challenge, have actively embraced it. They believe that eco-design is the only way to go and they are putting their money where their mouth is by dedicating themselves to sustainable practices in their design processes. We think you will be inspired - both their words and their work.

Featuring:

999 Design | Airside | Anna Garforth | Becky Redman | Ciclus | David Graas | De Designpolitie | Design by Mar | Giles Miller | i29 | Justin Gignac | Marco Martins | Narani Kannan | Paul Woods | Philippe Intraligi | Postcarden | Sanjeev Shankar | The Design Office | The Fun Theory | Thomas Matthews | Tom Wriggleworth & Matt Robinson | Treasured Trash

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Creative Country: Boom time for Danish designers

Copenhagen is one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities and was a natural choice to host last year's UN Climate Change Conference. It is also something of a Utopia for creative industries such as design, art, architecture and cuisine. But as more and more talented people move there, the competition is becoming ever fiercer. Has this been a good or a bad development? We ask 11 leading Danish designers -- and also get them to tell us something about the scene in their country and their own work.

Featuring:

Kasper Pyndt | Rikke Otte | Philip Dam Roadley (Battin) | Flydende Lava Studio | Emil Hartvig Studio | Jakob Holmsberg Studio | Kriss Creol | The Emperor of Antarctica | Daddy Studio | Tarik Arnautovic | Viggo Morck

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p64-65


Type Casting

Emil Bertell's fonts and images both collide and co-exist in a truly unique fashion. He started creating his own type-faces when still at an art-oriented high school in the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Now he is parlaying this sharp eye for the effect that words and pictures can have on each other into a promising career.

Featuring:

Emil Bertell

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Studio: Close encounters of a street-wise kind

Urban street art has been around for a couple of decades now, but high up on the list of its pioneers is the name of Eddy Desplanques aka WK Interact. His work has been appearing on building façades in downtown Manhattan since late 1990 and is now ubiquitous throughout New York City as well as being showcased through his collaborations with other artists and many well-known brands. To say nothing of his own Lower East Side gallery.

Featuring:

Eddy Desplanques aka WK Interact

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p86-87

Bruno Zalum – LFNTV App Demo (2:43)

Bruno Zalum – LFNTV App Demo (2:43)

LFNTV offers channels of curated short videos from all over the web, in a seamless televisual experience on iPad and iPhone devices.

Studio Axel Pfaender – Berlin Boombox Lemon – Berlin, Germany

Studio Axel Pfaender – Berlin Boombox Lemon – Berlin, Germany

A mobile speaker made from recycled cardboard and flat packed as a DIY kit.

Bad Taste, Megabytes – Edith Fung – London, UK

Bad Taste, Megabytes – Edith Fung – London, UK

This project imagines a future in which Google enters the construction industry with a pilot housing scheme in Abbey Wood. Utilising opensource technologies and global data analytics (and adhering to the opensource principle of individual customisation), residents are offered a choice of components from the vast onsite SketchUp Warehouse. This model therefore promises to address the housing crisis through providing exactly what the market demands. This project is part of the Royal College of Art Show 2015 – sweeping up the student award at New London Architecture and is now being exhibited at the Building Centre in Bloomsbury, London, until 17 SEP, 2015.

Faak & Paat Studio – Bordeaux, France

Faak & Paat Studio – Bordeaux, France

They are the creatives behind typography projects including: 26 Type (an experimental all-caps typeface, originally design for clothing label Ignorant Lobby), Delicate Typeface (elegant and contemporary serif stencil with a geometric twist), Deus Typeface, Quimper, Hold up, Impactum, and a whole lot more!

.M Contemporary presents 'No Place Like Home' – Sydney, Australia

.M Contemporary presents 'No Place Like Home' – Sydney, Australia

'No Place Like Home' seeks to celebrate the artistic practices of Australia’s emerging and established contemporary artists alongside their international contemporaries in order to highlight the universal theme of connection or disconnection to place. The main focus of the exhibition will deal with the cultural and historical relationships forged within the aesthetic experiences of these artists.

A Sequence of Operations – New Window × Rogier Arents – Breda, Netherlands

A Sequence of Operations – New Window × Rogier Arents – Breda, Netherlands

New Window is a platform that gives an insight into the making process of art and design. Designer Rogier Arents’ contribution to ‘One Window #1’ is a series of prints entitled ‘A Sequence of Operations’. His aim is to apply the principles of the digital algorithm onto the analogue screen printing technique, resulting in a series of fifty unique silk screen prints inspired by the use of colour halftoning in screen printing and computer generated images.

Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Animation by Brandon Wall

'Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black' by Nemanja Jehlicka – Belgrade, Serbia

'Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black' by Nemanja Jehlicka – Belgrade, Serbia

Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black is Nemanja Jehlicka’s first solo exhibition. The exhibition showcases a number of works documenting the work-in-progress nature of any project. The idea was to give a physical embodiment to the different stages of creative thinking and execution, ranging from midway-through-process graphic ruminations to ideas rejected by clients, which are oftentimes more interesting than the final output / approved solution.

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

Soirée Graphique founded by KOMET is a platform for creatives from a variety of fields, such as graphic design, visual arts, and photography. It fosters visual design, inspires new art and reflects the latest trends in contemporary graphic design. The concept of Soirée graphique lets two worlds meet: On one side, we have the original graphic design poster; on the other side, we have the reinterpretation of the photographers and visual artists. Each artwork is created specifically for the event and gets published as a limited edition print.

Meet My Project – 'Are You Talking to Me?' – Paris, France

Meet My Project – 'Are You Talking to Me?' – Paris, France

The mission of Meet My Project is to promote design and contemporary creativity and unite the various actors of the design world supporting this process – designers, publishers, manufacturers and distributors. Meet My Project aims as well to increase appreciation for design across the society by highlighting the values delivered through design and by making design accessible and understandable to the large public.