Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Art

First Advisor

Meredith James

Subjects

Graphic design (Typography) -- Social aspects, Graphic design (Typography) -- Environmental aspects, Sustainable design

DOI

10.15760/honors.287

Abstract

This paper explores the ways in which graphic design has approached and interacted with sustainability throughout the last quarter of the 20th century and into today. Following two collaborative manifestos of graphic designers discussing design's potential outside of the commercial realm, this paper examines the way that graphic design has assisted with environmentalism thus far and makes a proposal for the way that graphic design should be used in an environmentally sustainable context into the future. Using the tenets of the new scholarly realm of Transition Design, this paper dissects how graphic design can assist a transition away from a centralized, fossil-fuel based economy toward a radically localized sustainable system using information design, persuasive design, and future-oriented visualizations.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in University Honors and Graphic Design

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17401

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Informational Design

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Persuasive Design

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Visionary Design

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