One Step Forward, One Step Back Again: Assessing the Consequences of Three Decades’ Climate Gridlock in the US
- Editorial Design
The cover design I created for the IIEA posed a number of challenges. During the design brief, I was requested by the authors to have the design incorporate the theme of "dancing", as a reference to the political "dance" being performed around climate change policy in the US. Capturing this concept, while keeping the design relevant to climate change / global policy proved to be an interesting brief.
I decided to approach this task by taking a very abstract approach to the design. I studied photographs of dancers, to get a sense of the flow and movement in dance. Based on my research, I created a number of line art sketches of dancers, incorporating the curves of the dancer with the curved earth illustration. I scanned these sketches into Illustrator, and developed the design further digitally. In order to preserve the elegant feel to the design, I went for a simple monochrome colour scheme with a splash of green to signify the environmental themes of the paper.
Likewise, for the layout, I went for a simple, clean design, to ensure that all the diagrams and information in the paper was easy to read and digest.