Are the early issues of Ligature Journal missing from your collection? With this pack you get three of our earliest issues—Issue One (Peak Stuff), Issue Two (For Good) and Issue Three (By Hand)—sent to you in one tidy bundle.
In Issue One we took the statement by Steve Howard, the head of sustainability at IKEA, mentioned it at Guardian Live event in London as our starting point …
‘If we look at a global basis, in the West we probably hit peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings.’
Read more about this issue.
And in Issue Two you will find many approaches and definitions of ‘design for good’ in these pages. Our contributors are students, emerging designers and established professionals. They are working in a range of design fields, and on an extraordinary variety of products and projects. So we have a great many design stories to share! We have floating schools and interactive garbage bins. There are iron fish and dolphins that help premature babies breathe. We found design for good in classrooms, public housing and kitchens, on city walls and even along disused freight lines. These are stories we hope are as inspiring (and sometimes humbling) for you as they have been for us. Read more about this issue.
It has been several decades now since computers crashed the design party and provided designers with goody bags stuffed with exciting new digital tools. In issue three, By Hand, we, and our talented contributors, endeavour to make some kind of objective evaluation of those tools, of their worth, of their weaknesses, and of their impact on how we use our hands—and to explore ways we can (and do) re-incorporate into our creative practices the best of the more traditional tools and methods that working with our hands can supply. Read more about this issue.
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Please feel free to visit the Ligature Journal website. There are a selection of articles (in full or in part) available for you to read free from each of these and other issues.