Graphic designers are form makers. Sustainable graphic designers must make formal decisions. How does the sustainable designer concern themselves with the forms and aesthetics of a solution? Are there visual choices that are more sustainable? What form says “I believe that humans and all life should flourish?” Are aesthetics as they relate to sustainability even important?
- How does one factor sustainability into typography choices?
- In The Joy of Missing Out (JOMO), Svend Brinkmann describes this idea of aesthetics in regard to life; the art of life; the way you give your life and actions their "form" > perhaps I need to explore this definition more? aesthetics = form-giving? how you control and shape and form your actions, thoughts, behaviors, life!? This is more Aesthetics as it relates/comes from the realm of philosophy? do I mean something different when I am talking about all of this?
I relate aesthetics with form.
I relate form with the external surfaces of an object — its shape, size, scale, color, edges, material appearance, etc. But do I have an incomplete idea of form? This is what leads to the "Are there visual choices that are more sustainable?" question. What are the exterior signaling opportunities?
- Typography that minimizes ink use?
- Typography that minimizes page count?
- Type faces themselves that takes less energy to load/use on a computer?
- How about the Sara De Bondt printing mainfesto? (I updated it myself w/ permission for the Ecovention Europe catalog).
Aesthetics and beauty? beauty and form?
Related to Form <> Content <> Context