Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes

Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes

Christopher Simmons

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1600619711

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes

Christopher Simmons

Language: English

Pages: 208

ISBN: 1600619711

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


For many, doing good work that also does good in the world is part of the ethos of design practice. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people and causes.

  • Look inside to explore more than 140 exceptional design solutions from many of the world's leading designers and discover new work from emerging voices.
  • Dig deeper by reading the story behind every included project—including 10 expanded case studies.
  • Gain new perspective with thoughtful essays by Alissa Walker, Kate Andrews, Aaris Sherin, Alice Bybee, Cinthia Wen and Brian Collins.
  • Energize your creative spirit with inspirational profiles and interviews with designers such as Emily Pilloton, Michael Osborne and Randy J. Hunt, and unique perspectives from Kalle Lasn, Brian Dougherty and Ric Grefe.

What People Are Saying About Just Design

"Just Design is the first book to offer a thoughtful, comprehensive and inspiring look at what happens when designers use their knowledge, resources and ability to create work that is concerned with positive change over cashing a check. The sample projects, interviews and contributing stories provide a contagious energy, motivation, and optimism that is hard to find in any other design book."
—Armin Vit
Co-founder, UnderConsideration

"Christopher Simmons' brilliant new book showcases the worldwide, world-class work designers are doing to convey what is good and important for everyone, everywhere. Just Design is proof positive that design—and designers—can change the world, one design at a time."
—Debbie Millman President, Sterling Brands
Past President, AIGA

"Through deft curation and succinct, exacting project descriptions, Christopher Simmons and his guests provide a compelling set of work that confirms the critical and unique power of social design and its practitioners."
—Allan Chochinov
Partner, Core77
Chair, SVA MFA Products of Design

"Just Design is the kind of book that makes you proud to be a designer. And inspires you to be a better one."
—Valerie Casey
Founder, Designers Accord

"Just Design should be required reading for any designer or communications professional seeking to make a difference."
—Joel Makower
Chairman, GreenBiz Group,
Author, Strategies for the Green Economy

Inside:
Adams Morioka • Adbusters • Albert Einstein • Altitude • Aufuldish & Warinner • Bob Dylan • Charles Darwin • Design Army • Firebelly Design • Frank Chimero • James Victore • Karlsonwilker • Lance Armstrong • Mende Design • MINE™ • Modern Dog • Office • Pentagram • Plato • Stefan • Sagmeister • Turnstyle • Vanderbyl Design • Volume Inc. • Winston Churchill • And more...

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Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design

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An Introduction to Modern Vehicle Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Depth: Compostmodern In Depth: The Way We Work In Depth: Awareness Bracelets 4 Questions + Answers: Brian Dougherty TEACHING Questions + Answers: Mike Weikert Doing: Cinthia Wen REACTING Reactions: Kalle Lassn, Brian Singer, Josh Higgins, and Ric Grefé Grrrrrrr: Alissa Walker CELEBRATING Winner: Alice Bybee 5 In Depth: Lance Armstrong Foundation In Depth: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts PROCEEDING Onward: Christopher Simmons Index 6 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This book would neither be

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Shardul Kiri CLIENT Chinatown Community Development Center WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Good design speaks to people in their own language. 142 Darfur Darfur To support this traveling photography exhibition documenting the strife and conflict in Sudan, San Francisco-based Volume Inc., developed the exhibition identity and invitation. The exhibit, which features larger-than-life projections of photographs by former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle and a host of other photojournalists, captures the conflicting

worlds leading biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists. The building itself is a triumph of engineering and design. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, it is a Platinum LEED-certified building packed with innovative features. The most obvious of these is its 2.5-acre living roof. To build the roof, Piano worked with local ecological design company Rana Creek to invent a now-patented technology that allows the roof’s 1.7 million native plants to cling to its seven signature hills. The

Evan’s Life Foundation WHY YOU SHOULD CARE We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. (Stacia Tauscher) 98 Evan’s Life Foundation Annual Report, 2006 99 Smbolic (formerly SamataMason) DUNDEE, ILLINOIS ART DIRECTOR Pat Samata DESIGNERS Greg and Pat Samata CLIENT Evan’s Life Foundation WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Evan. Evan’s Life Foundation One Boy is one of the simplest, most effective pieces of promotional literature you may ever hold in your hands.

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