So many eco-friendly packages are reminiscent of brown paper sacks—boring, colorless, no personality. The materials, themselves, can be difficult to navigate from a design perspective to make them more palatable, and avoid the use of harmful glues, inks, and bindings. Here, four firms have successfully navigated the eco terrain to come up with tactile and beautiful design solutions that meet the strict recycling, reusable, or biodegradable packaging standards. Read the rest here.
Sustainable design. Design for good. Design for social change. Environmental design. We’ve heard the terms, but what do they all mean? How can graphic designers, printers, brand managers, and other creative professionals make informed choices in paper and printing that make a real difference? This article offers a few fresh ideas on how design, paper, and print choices can have a higher purpose. Enjoy some terrific work from Willoughby Design (Kansas City), Modern Species (Seattle), Jenn David Design (San Diego), and Lewis Carnegie (Austin). Read rest of story here.