May2013


Research focus: population and environment

Posted on May 31st, by Liz Throop in ⠿ DESIGN, ⠿ RESEARCH. No Comments

Over the years, I have designed signage, packaging, brochures, and logos – for Fortune 500 companies and small enterprises I helped create with local merchants. I’ve done a ton of pro bono work, from hands-on design to writing and editing to general communication strategy. My current design activities are concentrated on a campaign to raise awareness about the relationship between our environmental and reproductive behaviors. More about this at POPULATIONAL.COM

Populational is a series of social media memes (for want of a better term) formatted for easy distribution on the web. Creative Commons licensing makes this kind of sharing even easier.  Check out the “Design” section here to get a sense of what I”ll be releasing over the summer. For now, bookmark this page, or sign up for CSS feed, or whatever so you’ll be sure to see the latest releases.


Fuel for fuel

Posted on May 31st, by Liz Throop in ⠿ MY DESIGNS. No Comments


Linking our desires the actions we must take

Posted on May 30th, by Liz Throop in ⠿ BLOG. No Comments

Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu made some profound observations about social class in France based on extensive field research. Of course most of us don’t care who liked Edith Piaf back in the 1970s, but Bourdieu’s approach is profound: he teases out how everybody’s material desires are arbitrary. We don’t want a steak dinner because it’s delicious, we want it because it represents the good life to our kind of people. We don’t want children so much as we long to perpetuate our tribe, if you will. If you are skeptical, I urge you to read his book <em>Distinction</em> despite its tortuous long sentences and overlapping concepts. (Please post if you know of a good synopsis of this work!) Bourdieu stresses that humans make a virtue of necessity, that we desire those things which we think we can achieve, those things that … Read More »


useful GSU pages

Posted on May 30th, by Liz Throop in ⠿ EDUCATION. 1 Comment

Welch School of Art and Design

Graphic Design curriculum for BFA

Applying to the Graphic Design MFA

 





Just an observation …

Ancillary motives

We never do anything for just one reason, and Populational is proving to be a very interesting project in the realm of design research....

Real and virtual tagging

 

What began as a tagging, stenciling, and stickering campaign evolved into a tagging, documenting, and retouching effort. From there is was a short move...

Linking our desires the actions we must take

Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu made some profound observations about social class in France based on extensive field research. Of course most of us don’t care...