Topic

Sustainable Design Resources

Online

  • Re-nourish — we use the project calculator for nearly every print project
  • A Better Source — directory of environmentally conscious materials
  • Our Portfolio — most projects have information on the print production and materials we’re using
  • INGEDE — in-depth information about about de-inkability of various production methods—a problem affecting certain digital presses
  • NAPIM — use to check the Bio-derived Renewable Content (BRC) of the ink your printer is using
  • Sustainable Packaging Coalition — free downloadable PDFs with tons of information about designing sustainable packaging

Books

  • Green Graphic Design by Brian Dougherty — the best book for beginners, this book is filled with case studies and lots of practical information
  • Design to Renourish by Eric Benson and Yvette Perullo — a modern primer on systems thinking, an important framework for sustainable design
  • The Green Design and Print Production Handbook by Adrian Bullock and Meredith Walsh
  • SustainAble by Aaris Sherin — a lot of the same information as the two aforementioned books but fills in some gaps
  • Sustainable Graphic Design by Wendy Jedlička — the best book for advanced green graphic designers, a vast amount of information