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Design without Borders

Community, Environment, Poverty

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  • UNESCO - Cultral Diversity

    Arts & Culture, Communication Design


    This is my entry of UNESCO's Cultral diversity competition. Please vote if you like my concept.

    It is basically a depiction of men and women joined together. Colors show diversity of Earth and the base is in the form of a puzzle.

  • DIVERSITY logo

    Community, Industrial Design


    This logo shows spine person, with different details, the same as culture peculiarities.

  • 21st logo

    Arts & Culture


    Some thing that i believe and thought worth sharing.

    Culture as I believe is a unified expression of various Practices and Art forms that human race has developed collectively and individually over a course of time. And various parameters viz The geographic location, climate he is facing, beliefs and his learning many a time dictate the nature of the culture.

    This logo here tries to abstractly express the diversity in human culture with the artistic curves representing human at different sizes (depicting diversity), the other lines are added to complete the composition and to give it an artistic festive outlook. And this simplified expression can become more vibrant with the change in the color of the line, so that one can look at color as a metaphor to the culture. With this the different colors in the same composition can depict the cultural diversity.

    To summarize this, logo here as I believe reflects the very nature of an event, as it can be read as an Abstract Art, a Musical note, a Dancing human. Because any culture in this world becomes incomplete without these basic expressions.

    As far as the usage of the logo is concerned it can be composed of either several colors or a single color representing particular culture. It can also be simplified to a black and white so that its usage for the letterheads and other print media is justified. The posters and flags can be developed with the different colors, so that they speak out cultural diversity loudly.

  • WWF

    Environment, Environmental Design



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    The Nature Conservancy and the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present "Design for a Living World," a travelling exhibition featuring objects created by leading designers and made from sustainable, natural materials. The exhibition will premiere at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum on May 14 and continue through Jan. 4, 2010.

    The designers are Yves Behar, Stephen Burks, Hella Jongerius, Maya Lin, Christien Meindertsma, Isaac Mizrahi, Abbott Miller, Ted Muehling, Kate Spade and Ezri Tarazi.

    The Nature Conservancy collaborated with prominent designers from the worlds of fashion, industrial and furniture design, and each designer focused on a natural material from a specific place where the Conservancy works. The locations ranged from iconic American landscapes, such as the sweeping grasslands of Idaho, to such exotic places as the southwest coast of Australia and the forests of China's Yunnan Province. The designs explore the transformation of organic items-wood, plants, wool- into beautiful and useful objects. By choosing sustainable materials that support, rather than deplete, endangered places, designers can help reshape our materials economy and advance a global conservation ethic. Through this process, the exhibition reveals fascinating stories about regeneration, natural places and the human connection to the Earth's lands and waters.

    Excerpted from Dexigner Cooper Hewitt

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    Spatial mapping is about interpreting data, spatially - not just documenting what we already know but to infer useful information and deduce insights. Disappointing 'much ado about nothing' is how I would describe this euphorically broadcast event by NY Times in today's issue. The project seems to be less about mapping the buzz but rather creating a buzz around mapping nothing.... unfortunately. Instead of mapping the ecology of real culture in terms of production and consumption and show how it may define, show or map culture and cultural space in the cities - the project draws swift and limited conclusions based on a very limited premise of how media views and covers the so-called high-end "cultural events". It also fails to take into account the advent of the internet and how the social ecologies of space have been transforming and generating other forms of cultural topographies hitherto unknown. Sometime this week, Facebook expects to register its 200 millionth user (Facebook amasses 200 million strong population worldwide - that would make it the 5th largest country in the world!).

    Under the context of globalization and global connectivity, the question about 'culture' hangs in balance, simultaneously challenging the primary role of history, theory and philosophy. Driven by the proliferation of information and communication technologies, our spatial and visual culture is also changing. In my view, this visualization/mapping project fails to examine and explore...

  • photo.Graphics

    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design



    Project photo.Graphics is about photography and design. The blog would continue to publish works that explore potential thematic/conceptual overlaps, blurring the boundaries as a dialogue between design, architecture and photography - flattening the syntax to define a visual language. Seeing is reading....

    LINK: photo.Graphics

  • LANDFILL launches with Mohawk Fine Papers

    Environment, Communication Design

    Last friday, the first day of spring, we are proud to launch LANDFILL--an annual publication made in collaboration with our friend, the environmental printer, Greg Barber Co. Each issue explores a conceptual approach to its printed components. Second Chance's theme, 100% post-consumer papers and non-toxic toners, was made in partnership with Mohawk Fine Papers.

    After the interviews, our stories of second chances were printed using non-toxic toner onto paper containing flower seeds and buried throughout New York City. Brooklyn Photographer Luke Barber-Smith photographed these burials. As the sprouts reach the topsoil, the first lives push through the earth and grow into real wild flowers for the spring.

  • Hi, I'm taking part in the MINI Space Design Competition. Please support me and vote for my designs.

  • recent portfolio

    Arts & Culture


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