The most influential design related book I have read is Glimmer. I read it when feeling deflated about the whole materialistic nature of the design world and the insights of Warren Berger changed my whole attitude on design causing me to realize how much positive influence it can have on the world. I was introduced to the genius of Bruce Mau and many influential design companies such as Architecture for Humanity, Project H Design and fuseproject. It ascertains that anyone with an idea and the willpower can achieve exciting, progressive and beneficial designs to the world.
This kind of work correlates with design companies that have produced remarkable campaigns for different charities and NGO’s. A dedicated supporter of Amnesty International, I have kept my eye out for their campaigns that without fail always provoke. They compel you to look twice to consider the significance of the message. Here are some images from past Amnesty campaigns that deliver strong messages.
The Troy Davies campaign in 2010 was a bold pursuit to gain support for the death row inmate’s case. His face appears fixed onto railings to give the impression of prison bars and can only be seen from one angle of the poster installation.
He spent over 19 years on death row despite serious doubts about his conviction; devastatingly he lost his case on the 21st September 2011.