My dad, Harry O. Nawroth, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in the final years of his life. He lost his fight last year on this date at the age of 83. Some days he had good days, some days not so good. But deep down inside, my dad was in there. I’m glad that he’s … Read more Forget Me (not)
I’m sure you’ve heard about the devastating earthquake that hit Japan on Friday. I’m not quite sure why, but I’ve always had an interest and fascination with Japan and its rich culture. I would love to travel there one day after this disaster has passed. Feeling helpless just listening to the news about the quake, … Read more Japan Earthquake Poster – Please Help!
I was invited to participate in the Say Something Poster Project. Jason, one of the project founders, liked my work on the Haiti Poster Project and asked me to join in this new endeavor. This poster project gives designers the chance to “say something to inspire, motivate, and educate teenage kids.” Phase one would include … Read more Say Something Poster Project
The story of the 33 trapped Chilean miners has really captured my heart. These guys could die any day that they go into work as a part of their normal job. (Most of us designers just sit at desks,the most dangerous thing we have to worry about on a day-to-day basis is falling out of … Read more Chilean Miner Poster
As a designer, I do my best to make sure that the solutions I develop for my clients are appropriate and meaningful to their target audience in order to help them sell their wares or services. For the most part, I believe that it’s not evil, however when even a 3 year old makes judgements … Read more Even A 3 Year Old Knows Branding
I’d love it if you’d vote for my poster here, but please pick your fav, great work here all around. Like many people, I was shocked and saddened by the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. I did my small part by donated a few bucks to a good organization. But in situations … Read more Haiti Poster Project
National Geographic had an interesting article in a recent issue talking about how some urban centers are transforming their rooftops into green rooftops and the positive environmental impact this might have. You can read the article here. While reading this article, a thought occurred to me regarding farming and how I had also recently read … Read more Theory Thursday: Urban Farming
My buddy Keith from the HOW Design Forum makes hand screened prints for a good cause over at The Ink Initiative had a sale in early July on his limited edition, hand screened prints. The best part? The money from the sale of the prints goes to help out a great cause: “The concept is … Read more Cool Ink Initiative Prints Help Raise Money for Good Cause!
Quincy Jones has called for President Obama to create a new cabinet level position: Secretary of the Arts (aka Chief Creative Dude, or Dudette). Show the President that you want this to happen: sign the petition here.
I’m starting off 2009 with a story from the folks over at Mental Floss on someone who’s designed a product for the greater good. Here’s someone who’s designing a practical way to help the homeless: EDAR (Everyone Deserves A Roof) it’s a military-grade one-person shelter for homeless people who don’t want to stay at a … Read more Design for Good: Everyone Deserves A Roof
This is a wonderful example of designing for the better good: Chueh Lee @ Samsung in China has developed an ingenious camera for the blind. I’m not sure if it will ever catch on, but I hope it does. This is why I became a designer, to help people, and I don’t get to do … Read more Designing for Good