Best Practices: Press Forward

Every choice you make for every print job contributes to its environmental impact. Using a local printer, for instance, can result in lower emissions than producing the project abroad; printers that recycle solvents can reduce pollution.   I found three …

Design Resources for Helping Haiti

— The heartwrenching catastrophe in Haiti has left designers wondering what they can do to help. In the days immediately following the earthquake, the AIGA’s Richard Grefe offered the organization’s perspective on the tragedy, suggesting that designers could help the …

The Ups and Downs of Going Green

— One early morning this past spring, I joined an AIGA breakfast club focused on green design called “Going Green for Real.” I hoped the event, held in a cozy nook of a café in Manhattan’s East Village, would provide …

Best Practices-Greener is Smarter

—   At a time of budget tightening and financial trepidation, designers need to create work that is the most intelligent, effective, and thrifty they can possibly make. Clients and bosses are going to expect and demand design pieces and …

Resources for Sustainable Design-Websites

—   Celery Design Collaborative The “Eco Tools” section of Celery Design Collaborative’s website has an “Ecological Guide to Paper” with an overview of paper available on the market. The site also includes a version of the “Sustainability Scorecard” that …

Apirat Infahsaeng

— Scroll above to view images   Last year, Apirat Infahsaeng designed a series of T-shirts that remarked on the metaphysical conundrum of “feeling lonely in the universe.” The shirts comment on that solitude and the related proposition that “celestial …

RDA 2007: New York City

— “I think we’re in a holding pattern in design, waiting for some explosion to happen,” says Pentagram partner Paula Scher. Her assessment applies to the design scene in New York City and the rest of the country as well. …

Found in Translation

— In November 2001, Lisa Farjam was working in Paris as a secretary to the Iranian delegate to UNESCO. Within her network of colleagues, friends, and family, she came to know artists and writers from the Arab and Persian communities, …

RDA 2008: New York City

The design literacy of clients and the general public alike was a recurring concern this year for art director Philippe Apeloig and designer Ronny Quevedo, as it was for many New York designers. The duo challenged that literacy with their …

RDA 2006: New York City

— “I think we should finally put a stake through the heart of the bloodless, objective view of graphic design as a problem-solving activity,” says Brian Collins, executive creative director of Ogilvy & Mather’s Brand Innovation Group. “We’re more than …