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How could a poster help save a forest?

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Being a graphic designer gives you a keen eye and even keener appreciation for posters. By contrast, my inclination towards the natural world and sustainability makes me think about the consequences of the mass production of paper necessary to make all these posters. So on this beautiful day I decided to try and use my love of design to honor trues. I designed two new posters, now available in the webshop. Half of the proceeds from these posters will be donated to BOS+.

Why BOS+

On average, In Flanders we lose six hectars of forest to asphalt every single day. Forests are critical to our physical and mental health, they breath tranquility into our increasingly stressful society. Studies have shown that walking in the presence of trees can reduce stress tremendously. Trees serve to filter pollutants and directly improve our respiratory health.

BOS+ is a Flemish non-profit focussed on conserving forests, to ensure more and better forests in Flanders, and eventually the world. Thanks to their expertise are they able to develop programs and projects that have significant impacts on the health of local ecosystems. BOS+ also offer educational packets to schools, provides training to companies and executes concrete actions in forests themselves. Check out their website for more info.

De Warmste Week

From 1 november until 24 december 2018 during ‘De Warmste Week’, the biggest charity action in Belgium, the full proceeds will go to BOS+. In other words, it’s the perfect moment to save the forest! Take a look at the official action on the website of De Warmste Week.

Environmentally friendly prints

All posters are printed BioTop paper. BioTop paper is an FSC certified uncoated paper, making it a sustainable alternative with a delicate matte look. The bleaching process of BioTop is chlorine and photobleaching free. The FSC certification ensures that the wood pulp used to make this paper is sourced from sustainable and ethically managed forests, ensuring traceability from source to user. More info available on the FSC website.

The posters are also digitally printed, resulting in a final product that uses far fewer resources, and critically no printing plates and chemicals. Offset printing often requires the production of up to 200 plates in order. Digital printing is the obvious

Support your walls and a local forests

You can purchase your own prints on the links below, the trees will thank you!

Red Shouldered Hawk

€39

To the webshop

Great Blue Heron

€39

To the webshop

Poster Set

€69

To the webshop

I’m currently looking for graphic and interior design stores who would be interested in helping these posters reach a broader audience by selling them in their stores. If you or anyone you know would be interested in helping raise awareness for our forests do not hesitate to contact me.

Peaks and Polders: Design Travelogue

By | Gravual, Lifestyle | No Comments
People who know me know without a doubt that I love to travel. Every year my best friends and I pull on our trekking shoes and go exploring. Our love of the natural world draws us primarily to untamed mountainous regions bursting with natural beauty. The places that left the biggest impression on me in this last year were Tenerife and Sierra Nevada (Spain), Müllerthal (Luxemburg), Cinqueterre and the Dolomites (Italy). Read More

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Free Vector Line Icon Sets

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A few years ago I started a search for quality icons made in Adobe Illustrator, which were build out of 1 stroke. I wanted to be able to change the line width, so it was important that they were not ‘expanded’. After a big search I realised that I couldnt find one pack that satisfied my needs. That’s when I decided to design my own iconsets. Now, three years later, I want to share these icons with the world so all graphic designers and creatives could enjoy using them, for free.

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Launched Sampa Website

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I launched Sampa’s website today. For those who don’t know Sampa, they are a new iced tea brand from Belgium. They make delicous iced teas, but try to make it as healthy as possible. So that means no powders, preservatives, added colors, artificial flavors, or refined sugars. They brew their tea in hot water, and pasteurise it to avoid using harmful preservatives. Sampas ingredients were grown in soil, not developed in laboratories. Sound good, right? What sounds even better is that, for every bottle they sell, the donate 5 cents to a local cultural non-profit organisation. If you’d like to know more about this project, go to sampatea.com, or check out the Sampa case here on Gravual.