Eco Trumps – Ethical Design

Ethical Design was a real eye opener in my practice. I learnt so much about how Graphic Design can be sustainable, and how I can use that into my practice. One of my influences was David Burman, and his book ‘Do Good Design’.
In terms of the set brief, I had to write my own proposal. The first of which was about books and reading. I travelled away from that and decided to make a pocket guide for young designers of 16 – 25 +. This took the form of playing cards, or at least Trump cards.
If I had more time, I would have screen printed the backs of them, as I had a few mishaps with double sided printing. I would have also used a laser cutting machine to cut the cards out and have nice neat corners as well as sourcing my own sustainable card stock.
However, I wanted to make somethign fun and educational, perhaps something I would use my self. I used Ryman Eco, which is a free downloadable font that is eco friendly and uses less ink than the majority of other fonts.
The one other thing, I had to design was a display poster show casing my work and with a 500 word statement.