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What they're saying about
Sustainable Graphic Design...

"This book is filled with inspiration, ideas, and actionable advice from an extraordinary group of sustainability leaders. It will give designers at any stage in their careers frameworks for rethinking and assessing their daily design activity. It gives dimension to complex ideas and brings a sometimes-daunting topic to life in a way that is understandable and approachable...a solid foundation in the underlying principles of design for sustainability that are a fundamental discipline of our time."

Marc Alt
Co-Chair, AIGA Center for Sustainable Design

What you can do...

MCAD's Sustainable Design Program

o2 International Network for Sustainable Design

Green Drinks International

Free tools for Educators...

Sustainable Graphic Design:
Tools, Systems and Strategies for
Innovative Print Design

Help restore our world and sell products too: A graphic artist’s guide to sustainable design

Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design in action, seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners — including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists — as well as giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together, making understanding sustainable design not a theoretical thing, but real and actionable.

Sustainability isn’t a fad or a movement; it’s a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you’ll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners.

Contributing Editor:
Wendy Jedlicka, CPP

Contributing Associate Editor:
Dion Zuess

Contributing Authors:
Paul Andre, Dr. Paul J. Beckmann, Sharell Benson,
Arlene Birt, Robert Callif, Don Carli, Jeremy Faludi,
Terry Gips, Fred Haberman, Dan Halsey, Jessica Jones,
Curt McNamara PE, Jacquelyn Ottman, Dr. Pamela Smith

Additional Contributions By:
John Moes and Holly Robbins

Contributing Groups:
Biomimicry Guild, Carbonless Promise, Chlorine Free Products Association, Environmental Paper Network, Eureka Recycling, Great Printer Environmental Initiative, Package Design Magazine, Promotional Product Solutions, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership, Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Creative Contributors:
Dan Halsey (photography)
Tom Nelson (photography)
Amelia McNamara (illustration)
Sharon Sudman (book design)

Companion book...

Packaging Sustainability:
Tools, Systems and Strategies
for Innovative Package Design

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"Though the book's case studies focus on package design, its message is applicable to all disciplines...Packaging Sustainability avoids typical green clichés and delivers clarity and breadth on sustainable design practice."

Kristian Bjørnard
ID Magazine, May 2009

"...a book that can and should be read by anyone and everyone interested in sustainability from a buyer or seller, user or provider perspective."

Dennis Salazar
Inside Sustainable Packaging, April 2009

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