Incorporating Earth Day into our every day practice

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3 x 3 foot display created by Graphic Design student Cristina Torres, made entirely from recycled products

Happy Earth Day 2016! As scientists offer dire predictions of doom due to global warming, it’s inspiring to see how some global citizens are making changes.

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The Devil We Live (and Die) With

Cape Mongo, a film by Francois Knoetz, was featured at the 2016 Design Indaba conference last week. 

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Fashion Week: It’s Complicated

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New York Fashion Week kicked off this past Thursday, and with it some complicated topics graphic designers are very familiar with:

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Transforming from Standalone to Grand Scale

The conversation among educators and practitioners about the role of graphic design often centers around how to move graphic designers from creating standalone solutions to solving problems on a grander scale.

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Visualizing Global Dying

Milton Glaser’s new climate change logo

Milton Glaser’s new climate change logo

Milton Glaser’s new logo is meant to change how people perceive climate change. As Glaser observes, the phrase “global warming” sounds comforting and non-threatening. He wants us to consider the more ominous words, “global dying,” which many feel is much more accurate about the state of our planet.

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A great big club with spikes

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Earth Heart Poster: Our Good Earth Can We Save it? by Takayuki Kuribayashi

In a video interview with Hillman Curtis, graphic designer James Victore likens graphic design to a great big club with spikes on it, best used to hit people over the head with.

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