the eco-graphic issue —

IdN’s Eco-graphics issue proclaims that designers can save the planet. If the claims are a little grandiose, well at least we know what they mean. Unlike the print version of this issue, the digital version is substantially different with both design and content reworked for the digital format. This is a very good thing, especially for those actually interested in all things eco-friendly.

The main difference is that the print issue carries a large section surveying Copenhagen’s design studios, the only real evident connection with the idea of ‘eco-graphics’ being the location of the recent climate change conference and the fact that the city is regarded as very environmentally friendly.

The digital issue, by contrast, carries more content that relates directly to eco-friendly design, not to mention that it’s intrinsically paper-free. This ranges from designers producing zippy designs for furniture made of recycled cardboard to Anna Gargorth’s plant-based graffiti . And of course, the work of a cavalcade of graphic designers formulating eye-catching consciousness-raising branding for a low impact way of life.

    the eco-graphic issue –
    June 2010 46 Pages 0 Minutes of audio 30 Minutes of video
    In This Issue –
    Motion Gallery Yes, designers can save the planet Re-inventing the convention Supporting eco responsibility Something to moo about Eco graffitist Love your trash Trendy old stuff Some words for thought
    Director –
    Chris Ng
    Editor In Chief –
    Bill Cranfield
    Art Director –
    Jonathan Ng
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Our Take —

IdN - or the International Designers Network- is based in Hong Kong. In the time it’s taken IdN to reach its current 15th Anniversary, it has built up an avid following. Naturally, that includes a huge cohort of professionals from all fields of design, particularly graphic design and art direction. But, its powerful iconography and cutting-edge design has made it desirable to a far wider audience.

Most issues are constructed according to a theme. And most of the themes are understandably connected to with business of being a designer. Sometimes more conceptually abstract or thematic – craft, geometric, war & peace- and sometimes directly career path related – the illustration issue, the art directors issue, the typography issue etc.- IdN keeps its editorial responsibility to practitioners close by and never simply wanders off into the hedonism of joyous creation.

Fortunately for us outside of the target professional ranks, there is a lot of joyous creation going on. Even if we might have less interest in some of the articles on how to get ahead in the design world, there are more than enough articles and endless beautiful visuals to make it an interesting read for anyone interested in design culture in its broadest sense.

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