Y2K+20 = Socially Conscious Design: Starting Small, Thinking Big
Sprickman, Brooke S.
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Illustration
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Illustration
Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-65)
"This thesis focuses on combining surface and social design to create socially conscious products using impactful messages, while leaving as little impact on our planet as possible. As the year 2020 approaches, Americans find themselves in a unique moment in history where a reality television star is the president and the news headlines are surreal. Each day the headlines tell us about the violence, injustices and deterioration of our planet. As a response to this overload of information people are craving positive messages and reminders of hope, while some people have also grown to be more socially conscious of the materials and products they support. At a time when the world is on fire, literally and figuratively, it is the duty of artists, illustrators and designers to use their energy and skills towards projects that benefit communities locally to globally. This thesis will show how using illustration and surface design to create eye-catching socially conscious products can be used as an outlet to support a variety of social projects."
*Keywords: surface design, illustration, social design, graphic design, sustainism, community, environmentalism, local, global
CHAIR: Burns, Thomas
Lovell, Richard C.
PDF : 65 pages, color illustrations
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