Graphic Design: sustainable principles and practice (book)

Title: Graphic Design: sustainable principles and practice
Author: Peter Fine, Assistant Professor/Graphic Design, New Mexico State University
Publisher: BERG Publishers

Currently seeking entries from design professionals, academics and students for Graphic Design: sustainable principles and practice.

Offers a complete overview of a topic central to the future of graphic design.
Highlights both key ideas and best practice for students.
Presents cutting-edge work in graphic design from practitioners, educators and students worldwide.

The text of Graphic Design: sustainable principles and practice will analyze graphic design education and practice through a critical and historical perspective and offer readers the means to transform them. The book’s distinctive stance will highlight student work that responds to the current ecological crisis and the shifting role of the graphic designer. It seeks to re-center graphic design as a critical discourse unto itself in order to alter its role within culture and its effect on the environment. The book will be a dynamic mix of history, theory and criticism with design studio practice allowing the student to visualize the cultural, economic and political impact of design.

Each chapter will include projects contributed by students and professionals. Case studies may address one or more of the following key topics related to international issues of sustainability: energy, water, food, shelter, technology, health, economics, community, waste, and ecosystems. As discussed above, the book employs a student-centered model to effect and sustain change.

Case studies wanted but not limited to the following.

public awareness campaigns
agitprop, culture jamming and point of purchase interventions
viral media
exhibition and environmental design
information design
web and interactive

Please send inquiries and submissions (pdf) to:


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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