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Sustainable Graphic Design

Sustainable Graphic Design: Principles and Practices

by Peter Claver Fine

Peter Claver Fine teaches in the Art Department at the University of Wyoming, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474277648
  • ISBN:
    978-1-4742-7764-8 (online)

    978-0-8578-5062-1 (hardback)

    978-0-8578-5063-8 (paperback)

    978-1-4742-7763-1 (epdf)

    978-0-8578-5116-1 (epub)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    London
  • Published Online:
    2017 2017
Sustainable Graphic Design
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There is little appreciation for what happens to graphic design artifacts after their useful life has ended. Sustainable Graphic Design outlines graphic design’s relationship to production and consumption, demonstrating how designers can contribute solution-oriented responses to consumption, through tools and methodologies applicable to both education and practice.

The book provides an overview of sustainable graphic design, based on global engagement with design’s relationship to consumption, and features highly creative work inspired by complex issues and including studies of a variety of visual artifacts, the larger built environment and the very ordinary products of consumption.

Presenting cutting-edge work in graphic design from practitioners, educators and students from North America, Northern Europe, Australia and the Far East, the book helps students visualize their future roles engaging with the field in response to ecological concerns, social justice and present systems of design by using extensive case studies of student work with step-by step instructions adapted for use by instructors.