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SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients
by Aaris Sherin
Sustainable design is gaining prominence as a pivotal issue for the future of contemporary practice at the best design schools and at professional design conferences.Graphic designers and their clients are increasingly demanding sustainable solutions. Designers want to address these needs when presenting their work for consideration. As businesses continue to adapt to and ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Rockport Publishers
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I wanted to like this book, but it's just so superficial. It's not really addressing the environmental issues we face right now. It is trying to. But by just changing the ink or paper you use isn't sustainable design, that is just maybe creating a little less harm, maybe. Graphic designers need to look at a design problem from birth to hopefully reuse. They also need to look as graphic design not as selling a product but as informing, for example find better ways to inform users on how to ...more
This is a nice, easy to read book full of sustainable design tidbits. I was able to start and finish this book in two days (on the plane), and it reads like a magazine – with small bits of digestible info. You're not going to know a ton about sustainable design after reading this, but it's a great way to get started.
Oct 01, 2008 Kristian rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: designers of all sorts
Good enough look at making yourself a better, in terms of "sustainability," designer. Focuses on practical solutions and real case studies of companies implementing sustainable practices. Perhaps a little light on theories, but heavy on applicable information and places to look for new ideas and materials. Good start for anyone interested in becoming a "sustainable" graphic designer.