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Found Item A: Paper - A short history c.2009 - Digital print 2009

Jo Stirling
Sustainable design is gaining prominence as a pivotal issue for the future of contemporary practice in design. Designers want to address these needs when presenting their work for consideration and acknowledge there is a responsibility to consider sustainability issues and applications in the areas of paper, printing, formats, materials, inks, and executions. (1)

I am currently inspired to explore various printing surfaces and their paradoxical materiality. This exploration comes from my experience as a graphic designer and connection to the world of commercial offset printing, where often I find the medium and the message are at odds. Printing technology and its growth in the last century, along with consumer driven design thinking contributes enormously to the current world we live in along with the by products - waste, packaging, paper misuse, and energy consumption. These works are the beginnings of my exploration into the opportunity designers have to bring problem solving, and awareness.

(1) Sustainable: A handbook of materials and applications for graphic designers and their clients. Aaris Sherin 2008


Copyright Jo Stirling.


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