Visual＋ Sound＋ Interactivity
DesignCanChange.org, a site designed by SmashLab, explains the problems facing the design industry when faced with the enourmous impact it has on the environment, and serves up resources for finding out what you, in the industry (designers, students and buyers), should do to minimize that impact in a sustainable way.
smashLAB started to consider the amount of waste designers are responsible for. The paper and pulp industry is the third largest polluter, and according to the AIGA, their members alone specify or purchase $9.1 billion in printing and paper annually. In seeking ways to help mitigate their impact, smashLAB found few resources directly related to graphic design. There had been discussion, essays, and conferences dedicated to sustainability, but not much in the way of a clearing house for sustainable graphic design information.
- Six-months of research and information assessment
- Content creation and information design
- Development of large-scale Flash website
- Establish partnerships and publicize effort
- Succinctly iterates the problem and possibilities
- Walks visitors through a large amount of content
- Enables designers with actionable suggestions
- Uses the web to rapidly disseminate the message
- Downloadable booklets and tools facilitate action
When Josh and I first started thinking about this concept, we saw it as the perfect opportunity to intertwine style, character, education and art with a culture that we are not only familiar with, but actually a big part of. The Black Ivy serves as a tribute to the first black colleges that paved the way for our generation and created a common ground for hardworking, likeminded individuals. What the original Black Ivy league did for folks many years ago is what we strive to do today with individuals that inspire, motivate and spark the creativity of beings around them.
Yo Gabba Gabba
Sea Friends Music Video from HunterGatherer. Watch the video from the original site.
Gasbook: Robot Dance