The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design has announced the winners of their poster design contest: Ivan Orin Vrkas & Bojan Kristofic of the University of Zagreb, Croatia. This year's theme for the upcoming June 29th World Industrial Design Day is "Industrial Design: Humane solutions for a resilient world," and Vrkas and Kristofic's poster, as seen above, stayed on message with a recycling theme:
Our process of thought started with the five basic needs of every human being: water, food, health, a home, and energy. As we believe industrial design can fulfill these needs, and the perfect way to do it is through the development of recycling and reusable energy technologies. We chose the promotion of this idea as our basic concept.
To further enhance the readability of our basic message, we chose a strong statement: "Don't throw anything away, there is no away". Thus, solving the content, we moved on to the illustration.
We found that the only way the illustration could follow the meaning of the copy, is if the copy was indeed made out of old, thrown away items. For each of the five basic human needs, we chose a few corresponding items that we collected from our basements, attics and garbage disposal units.
As the copy is read, the illustration flows with its meaning. We accomplished this by dividing it into three parts, beginning with the collection of resources, following with the transportation of resources, and ending with the processing of resources into the fulfillment of the aforementioned needs.
We photographed the lettering and put it all together in photoshop. The final product of our two weeks worth of work is the attached poster. We hope you have as much fun viewing it as we had in making it.