Archive for the 'Design for Good' Category

World Cup Wallchart

Theres a few doing the rounds at the moment with the World Cup nearly upon us. This is a lovely typographic wall chart designed by David Watson of  TrebleSeven and is all for a good cause with all proceeds raised going to Soccer Aid | UNICEF. The poster is available to buy directly from here – its only £7 + £3 P&P. Alternatively Magma all also selling it from their Clerkenwell / Covent Garden Shops. Go on, get one for the studio wall and do some good at the same time. See more images here.


DAHRA – Memories Submission

We were delighted to be selected to contribute an illustration (Sneek peek above) to the upcoming project ‘Memories’ by Designers Against Human Rights Abuse (DAHRA). Cancer is such a pervasive killer these days that few of us go through life untouched by the disease. DAHRA decided to do something about it by launching the Memories project and the outcome will be a beautiful art book and exhibition. Proceeds from the sales of Memories will go to the charity Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres. Find out more about the project here

Nike Livestrong Chalkbot

Great video about how the Nike Livestrong Chalkbot is spraying messages from all over the world on the street for the riders of the Tour De France. Great idea and brilliant execution, also not a marketing trick missed! Check out the site here

Marc Newson Customised Trek



Check out these photos of the Trek bike for Lance Armstrong customised by Marc Newson. Read more about this beauty here

Pentagram does cigarettes



Interesting take on the potential of new cigarette packaging by Pentagram after the new bill on design in the US gets passed. Via the Dieline

Designers Against Tibetan Abuse (Data) Book

Designers Against Tibetan Abuse (DATA) is a new book compiled by a friend of mine Rishi Soda, founder of DAHRA. A non-profit organisation, DAHRA exists to promote and raise awareness amongst those involved in the creative industry of their social, political and ethical responsibilities as well as to raise awareness of different instances of Human Rights Abuse. As such the first project focuses on Tibetan Rights and is a combination of a book (on Sale February 2nd 2009), a limited edition Si Scott silk screen poster (only 50 going on sale also on February 2nd 2009) and an exhibition in London in the Summer of 2009. 52 creatives from around the world all contributed pieces focussing on different aspects of Tibetan Rights forming this inspiring book avilable for £15 + postage. All proceeds go to the Tibet Relief Fund, who are also distributing the book, and all the money goes directly to them. Find out more about the project and some sneek preview images here Looking forward to seeing it and getting involved in the next project.

(DATA) Designers Against Tibetan Abuse

I have been very kindly invited to take part in a book project which I am very excited about entitled DATA (Designers Against Tibetan Abuse). The projects premise is to both raise awareness of Tibetan issues and to also show designers that they have a social responsibility which they must take seriously.

The project will involve myself along with some other renowned participants such as Si Scott, Adhemas Batista, Alex Trochut, Bram Timmer, David Carvalho (Karpa), Pawel Nolbert (hellocolor), Pete Harrison (Aeiko), Mike Harrison (Destill), Justin Maller (superlover and depthcore), Diogo Potes (six letter word) and more tbc. I will post more over the coming months but find out more about the project and who is involved at DATA.  Source: Cpluv


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