Artist as Citizen.
The goal of this project is to bring awareness to the millions of species that are under threat because of climate change. Dongwoo Kim created 26 different cards with various endangered species. Each animal card is depicted with its own abstract representation symbolizing the departure of the unrecoverable beauty of these species.
Only one physical book was produced. This piece is intended to be viewed online/offline in order to save paper and gas. There are 68 frames total in this set. Source
This digital publication is used to shows people that the climate is changing and something needs to be done about the change, it does this in a very effective way by only producing one printed copy and having the rest digital, and downloadable. They do this so that they can use less resources, trying to show how effective things can be digitally not just physical. The pages in this document go through in the alphabet, A-Z of all the different extinct animals that there are, one for each letter. Each animal has its own illustration using a minimal colour palette and simple shapes to create the animal itself. They also have their own page, full of the details about the animals, their size, where they originate and why they are under threat. This is something that I will definitely be looking into when I start designing, showing all of the important information about each of the animals, also making it aesthetically pleasing, and appropriate for my target audience.
Alphabet of Endangered Species.
Save the Paper Campaign.
Mirim Seo,an MFA student at Tyler School of Art created a unique learning tool. "S.E.W. means Saving Endangered Wildlife. This is a game to learn hand-sewing techniques by completing the patterns on the endangered rainforest animals. It comes with 8 animal pieces with stitch-holes for easy assembly and an instruction book.
The animals are completed by hand-sewing and kids can also create their own animal design. It includes the level of sewing difficulty from Level 1 to Level 8. SEW will teach kids not only hand-sewing techniques but also about endangered species in the rainforest." Source
This pack is a great way of getting children to learn about endangered animals, but also learn the skill to sew. It is appealing to an older child rather than a younger one, age 10-14, I think this because its not very colourful, it is quite elegant and simple.
Inspired to keep going when he started designing prints for his children’s rooms, he ended up going the 26-letter distance to create a set, which is being exhibited at The Gallery@Pedestrian in Leicester’s Cultural Quarter. Source
These prints were initially designed to go in a children's room by Matt Mabe, but then he decided to create 26 different animals, one for each letter of the alphabet. Each of the animals use negative space and simple shapes to create the illustrations of the animals, this is done very well, and makes the animals easily identifiable. Although the shapes are very simple, they have great detail to them, as all the shapes make detailed illustration of each of the animals. When creating my illustrations this is something that I want to do, use simple shapes and colours to create easily identifiable animals.
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