SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients

SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients

by Aaris Sherin

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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 provide environmental solutions with their own products, they are demanding it from their creative partners, and designers need to be on the forefront of these initiatives by being well informed. SustainAble will provide the information they need to be ahead of the curve on sustainability issues, inform them on sustainable applications and to approach the issue of sustainability in the areas of paper, printing, formats, materials, inks, and executions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592534012
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Series: Design Field Guide Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Aaris Sherin is an educator, writer and designer based in New York City. She is currently assistant professor of graphic design at St. John's University in Queens, New York, where she teaches both history and studio classes. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents


Introduction
Methods and Theory
Overview of Sustainable Design
What is Sustainable Design?     12
Corporate Sustainability: An Emerging Market     14
Paying the Bills with Socially Conscious Design     15
How We Got Here     16
Best Practices to Design Sustainability     19
Theoretical Framework     20
Natural Capitalism     24
Best Practices     25
The Problem with Green Washing     25
Sustainable Motivators
Why Be Socially and Environmentally Responsible?     26
Building Sustainability to Last     30
The Next Best Chance     36
The Science and Practice of Sustainable Design Forestry
Forestry     43
Paper Production     59
Printing     66
Recycled Paper     82
Fast Track to the Experts     92
Waste Not, Want Not     96
Sustainable Packaging     102
Putting It to Practice
Living and Working Sustainably
Viola Eco-Graphic Design     115
Plazm Design     122
GuerriniIsland     126
Nau     134
Monterey Bay Aquarium     142
Tricycle Inc.     148
Another Limited Rebellion     164
Green Map System     170
Two Twelve     176
Resources     183
Glossary     186
Endnotes     188
Designer Index     189
About the Author     192

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