''Color is used to enhance design by invoking a response that reinforces the designs intent, effectively leaving an influential impression in the mind of the viewer. Whether the design is a logo for a corporation, or an illustration for a magazine the use of color and it affects need to be carefully planned out and executed.
Time and time again logos are designed like an illustration. This approach frequently leads to future problems. When designing an effective logo, often overlooked are the ways it could possibly be reproduced. Can it be printed on a black and white laser copier? Can it be printed on a billboard or put on something as small as a postage stamp? Does it need to be an EPS (encapsulated postscript file) or a TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)? Can it be cut onto vinyl? Can it be reproduced in 1, 2, 3 or 4 colors? Creating a logo with out understanding all the ways it may be viewed, could lead to sacrifices in its impact and impression, when redesigning for unforeseen media.''
Installation using recyclable material - we feel this would be appropriate as one of the things you can do to help the environment is re-use things. Materials such as newspaper, cardboard, toilet roll, plastic bottles, glass bottles, paper mache, plastic/paper cups, cans
The Carbon Reduction Label shows that a product is working to reduce its carbon footprint.
What is the Carbon Reduction Label?
We all want to make shopping decisions we can feel good about – for our family, our wallets and the environment. Most of us want to do our bit – it just needs to be quick, easy and not cost the earth!
Small steps can make a big difference, particularly when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint.
Now help is at hand. The Carbon Reduction Label helps you see at a glance which products are working to reduce their carbon footprints. It’s still early days, but already lots of leading brands have signed up – in fact you’ll find carbon labelled-products along most aisles of your local supermarket and right across the high street.
Why do we need carbon labelling?
In the last few hundred years, a combination of population growth, intensive farming, deforestation and industrialisation has greatly increased the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. This is causing the Earth’s temperature to rise. We’re already seeing these changes affect crop production, ecosystems, whole societies and economies. The situation grows more urgent with every passing decade.
While many of us are learning to recycle, drive less and better insulate our homes, we must also recognise that every product we use has a carbon footprint. And that’s why the Carbon Trust created the Carbon Reduction Label – to encourage producers to cut the footprint of the things we buy and to help each of us make simple, no-cost changes that reduce our carbon footprint too.
Some information graphics from the site that I thougth were really cool. They are approachable, interesting, clear and easy to understand.