Tag Archives: socially conscious design

Design for Good: Sappi’s Ideas that Matter

In the upcoming issue of HOW (coming soon, check back October 1 on My Design Shop), I wrote a piece about some kick-ass designers who are doing amazing projects to benefit their local communities. One quote from Matchstic’s Blake Howard really struck me: “Designers are visionaries, idealists and purists; we tend to see a...

Alfalfa Studio Designs Mural for Good Cause

Catherine St. Respite Center in Lower Manhattan desperately needed some sprucing up. As a shelter for disenfranchised children and adults, many of the residents stay at the shelter for extended periods of time. With this in mind, See ChangeNYC and the New York City Department of Design and Construction approached Alfalfa Studio about creating...

Poster Design Helps Raise Autism Awareness

When Rare Brain Studios, a Los Angeles-based film and creative development company, tapped design firm Neltner Small Batch to assist with a project that would help raise Autism awareness and give one man, a beer enthusiast and brewery historian, the means to write the book on the country’s top breweries, they jumped at the...

Best of the Blog 2012: Rock The Vote 2012

For 20 years, Rock the Vote campaigns have been encouraging young people to participate in the democratic process using bold, socially conscious design. For the 2012 election season, the organization worked with Apartment One to develop a brand new campaign that relies on powerful messages set in large type and highlighted with energetic, hand-drawn...

Designing Marriage Equality

Might & Main, a design and branding firm based in Portland, ME, just launched a website to help gay couples in their state take advantage of the recent election that legalized same-sex marriage in Maine. Another great example of socially conscious design!  At Might & Main, we were among the thousands of Mainers who...

Go Vote (Stefan Bucher)

Go Vote!

Designer Stefan Bucher, creator of the The Daily Monster, is using his creatures to get out the vote. You can even download one of the voting monsters to use on your Facebook page. This is a perfect example of socially conscious design in action! In the week leading up to the election, hundreds of...

Giving Back At Halloween

BBH New York recently redesigned UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat collection boxes and added an interactive component where children can design their own boxes. It’s a great way to encourage kids to be more creative and introduce them to the idea of socially conscious design. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s flagship Trick-or-Treat campaign, which has raised more than...