Call for submissions to upcoming graphic design book “Design to Renourish: Sustainable Design in Practice”

Have you or your design team produced graphic design projects with people, planet, profit in mind, particularly while employing a sustainable systems approach? If so, we want to hear from you!

We’re looking for international case studies of sustainably produced print, digital, signage, and comprehensive branding campaigns for the upcoming book Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice by Eric Benson & Yvette Perullo (Focal Press).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 2, 2015

About the Book

Design to Renourish is a book for graphic design professionals who want to integrate a sustainable ethos into their workflow. The book is about being ethical, empathetic, and effective as a design professional for clients and society. It addresses the real life challenges of working with the client to create sustainable work by detailing various approaches to successfully completed client project case studies that embrace a sustainable systems methodology. The designers interviewed for each case study will explain how they collaborated with clients to achieve the most sustainable—and successful—outcome.

Conceptually, designing for people, planet and profit makes sense; however it can be discouraging when clients are more concerned with saving time than saving resources. Readers will be inspired through detailed case studies and accompanying in-depth interviews with the designers who made it happen. This book will provide readers with the tools to incorporate sustainable systems thinking into their workflow, saving themselves and their clients money while doing good for the planet and for each other.

“Designers who use systems thinking look at a problem as part of an entire system of connected concerns.”

Criteria for Submission

Sustainable projects should meet one of the Re-nourish print or digital minimum standards for sustainability. Projects must have been produced within the last 5 years, be client-driven, have been produced, distributed or launched projects. No student, self-promotion, or speculative work will be considered.

Chosen projects will be featured in full-color spreads and the designer/design team will receive a complementary copy of the book.

To learn more and submit your case study visit book.re-nourish.com.

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