Author Archives: Jeremy Lehrer

Independent Labels

Getting rid of the nonstick liner could save millions of tons of garbage.      Photo illustration by Tanyon Sturtze    You probably don’t think much about the label on your prescription bottle or the one affixed to your plastic deli container announcing how much potato salad you’ve just bought. But Max Winograd and...

Still Life with Trash

Proving that one man’s trash is another man’s limited-edition silk-screen print, Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski, of the Minneapolis-based studio Aesthetic Apparatus, are putting a new spin on up-cycling. Seeking inspiration for a workshop, the duo, revered creators of band posters and brand identities alike, began collecting trash along Minneapolis’s Midtown Greenway, a 5.5-mile...

New Dimensions of Type: Jerome Corgier's Skeletal Alphabet

The French designer Jerome Corgier, one of this year’s New Visual Artists, is a master of crafting two- and three-dimensional landscapes from type. For his newest project, called Skeletype, he has created an alphabet (minus one letter—can you find it?) from slats of wood held together with glue. Each letter seems to suggest a story,...

Beach Reading Alert! The RCA's Lively New Magazine About Death

Now that summer is almost here, there’s no better way to enjoy a day on the beach than delving into a magazine about death. That is the theme explored with life-affirming verve in the 16th issue of ARC, a magazine published by students at London’s Royal College of Art. The 82-page journal, with a...

Shoeboxes Go Green

— Yves Béhar is hot. His company fuseproject delivers an array of design projects that consistently redefine genres. With innovative designs such as Puma’s “Clever Little Bag” shoebox, One Laptop Per Child, and the PACT underwear brand, Béhar and co. are relentlessly rethinking our everyday lives, transforming mundane objects into experiences that spark delight...

Toeing the Triple Bottom Line

— As the chief design officer at Johnson & Johnson’s Global Strategic Design Office, Chris Hacker is ambitiously pursuing a plan to make sustainable design a company norm. The innovations he’s shepherded during his five-year tenure include removing the paperboard box from Tylenol packaging, sourcing sustainably managed wood for Band-Aid boxes, and working with...

Three Nonprofits Offer Insight into the Changing Sustainability Debate

Insulating the attic isn’t exactly what most people want to do on the weekend—yet it’s one way to save massive amounts of energy. So how do you make it appealing? This is just one of the challenges faced by nonprofit groups that are catalyzing the move to sustainability. These organizations are creating innovative campaigns,...

How 3 Corporations are Putting Their Green Foot Forward

    Big multinational companies tend to move slowly when it comes to sustainability innovation. Corporate bureaucracy means that developing and testing a new material or process can take years. Yet when billion-dollar corporations implement a green shift, the impact they have is momentous, and they often improve their suppliers’ practices in the process....

Tomi Um

[Ed note: Print will be featuring one New Visual Artist per day while the issue is on newsstands. Keep checking back every weekday for new profiles on printmag.com. You can view the entire list of winners here.] The Feast, Vol. 2, a foldout comic book, screen-printed on kozo paper, 2009. Title: Illustrator  From: Seoul, South Korea...

Best Practices Part 2: More Tips for Green Printing

  All of MoMA’s packaging now uses TerraSkin, a paperlike material made from calcium carbonate that Nicole Smith of Design & Source Productions helped bring to the U.S. market.    For the February 2010 edition of my column on sustainability, “Best Practices,” I spoke to three printing innovators—Jeremy Carroll, of Imagine! Print Solutions, Sarah...