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Art

Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around. A Controversial Installation at the University of Wyoming.

July 25, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Carbon Sink is a controversial new installation at the University of Wyoming by British artist Chris Drury. The sculpture, a 36-foot spiral of logs morphing into charred coal, is constructed from trees that have died from skyrocketing beetle infestations across the western United States. The beetles population is usually tempered by cooler weather, but as global temperatures have grown steadily warmer due to climate change caused from the burning of fossil fuels and, ahem, coal, the insects have flourished resulting in decimated forests. Sounds like the perfect message for an art installation to me. However lawmakers in this coal mining state aren’t happy and veiled threats have been made to potentially cut funding to the university. For now the school is standing by Drury saying they support his artwork while not necessarily endorsing its message. (via lustik and climate adaptation)

 

 



Design

Almost Extinct Calendar

June 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Almost Extinct Calendar designed by London firm The Chase for the BBC Wildlife Fund just picked up accolades at the 2011 D&AD Awards. The calendar displays an endangered animal for every day of the year and is not something I’m particularly eager to hang on the wall, but instead a grim reminder of the inevitable fate many species will soon face due to human interference in their environment. Not too get all soapboxy, but at a time when our culture’s attention is dominated by the internet, television, and other forms of media, it seems the creation of a successful environmental campaign is nearly impossible. That’s what I love about the direct nature of this. At a single glance, without even being able to read, the meaning of the design is painfully clear. Using the interactive calendar you can click to learn more about each animal and then make a donation. (via creative review)

 

 



Design

No Tankers Oil Posters

May 30, 2011

Christopher Jobson

As part of the Dogwood Initiative’s No Tankers campaign, creative agency Rethink Canada designed these oil tanker posters printed with water-soluble ink that when exposed to rainwater proceed to bleed onto everything below them, simulating the potential for oil spills in the region. (via i believe in advertising)

 

 



Amazing Documentary

Conservationist Kerri Wolter Flies with Vultures

November 20, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Conservationist Kerri Wolter who manages the Vulture Conservation Program in Magaliesberg, South Africa gets the opportunity to paraglide with several thousand vultures. Really incredible camera work and breathtaking shots of birds I wouldn’t normally consider so beautiful or majestic. Head over to Vimeo for the HD version which is an order of magnitude more awesome.

 

 



Art Design

Environmental Design by Anna Garforth

November 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

I hope you’re excited as I am to discover the work of UK artist Anna Garforth who uses recycled and natural media to create sustainable artworks in urban spaces. Living moss into script typography? Leaves into letters? If Colossal bestowed awards Anna would walk away with a heavy post-consumer recycled trophy. (via cmykern.com)

 

 



Design

Anti-Eco Shirts

October 29, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Great shirts from Anti-Eco. Made from 100% organic/recycled materials and manufactured in Peru through a fair trade cooperative. “Our mission is to provoke awareness, stimulate dialogue, and alter actions regarding the cultivation and conservation of our earth’s resources.” (via design work life)

 

 



Design

Eco-Reminder Electrical Switch & Socket Stickers

September 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

It’s easy to take for granted the magic of electricity in your home, but these whimsical self-adhesive stickers are a clever reminder of what it really takes to light your room or power your vacuum. PVC-free and standardized for use in the UK, I’m sensing a US market opportunity here. For sale on Hu2.