Social Design Archive


DANGER: Hilarious Graphics Ahead

To laugh in the face of danger has always been advised against. But when it comes to public safety and warning illustrations, this doesn’t always seem to be kept in mind. These signs are not approved by OSHA, so have a laugh.

Humanitarian Campaigns that Grab your Attention

Abigail Smith is an award-winning graphic designer who specializes in web applications and digital environments. Since 2002, she has worked with a host of arts and non-profit organizations from her home base in Brooklyn, NY.

Gorilla Glass 2: Under Pressure

There is nothing more frustrating than getting out of your car, only to hear your phone crash to the pavement; face first of course. As you pick it up with one eye closed, hoping to diminish the damage with limited vision, you see it;

Smartphones, Smarter Cars

With CES 2012 come and gone, the tech industry is left in its wake of new devices, gadgets, gizmos, and software. Recently, the auto industry has become a major player in this biggest tech show of the year.

Designing with Disabilities in Mind

The practical role of design is to communicate a message. Designers are visual communicators, and design is more than aesthetic. We must consider the target audience while still retaining an aesthetic, communicating a visual message, and doing it all to the client's expectations.

Speculative Progress

“Make art. Make progress. Volunteer your creativity to support President Obama’s jobs plan.” That’s the presentation of the “Art Works” poster contest being run by the Obama for America campaign to promote the American Jobs Act.

Sappi Ideas that Matter 2011

Sappi Fine Paper North America have announced the 2011 Call for Entries for Ideas that Matter - their annual, innovative grant program that supports and transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good.

D&AD launches the White Pencil

Earlier this month, D&AD launched the White Pencil award to recognise creative ideas that change the world for the better.