Ligature Journal Issue 02


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Ligature Journal has been created as an on-going collaboration between Tiliqua Press and final year students at Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney. The journal showcases a wide range of industry professionals and talented new designers, and aims to promote thinking about design — design in its broader sense.

Issue 02: Welcome to Issue Two of Ligature Journal! Once again, designers and thinkers from around the world have generously collaborated with our team of student designers to bring you a content-packed journal full of design goodness. So full of goodness, in fact, that this issue is all about ‘design for good’. We explore the whys, hows and wherefores of design with a conscience (with some detours into the question of design for the long term). 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. Featuring: Lana Adams & Jake Thomas, Gavin Armstrong (Lucky Iron Fish), Nikhil Arora & Alejandro Velez (Back to the Roots), Aspect Studios (The Goods Line), Steven Bai (Tetris Bins), Lissa Barnum & Rodger Watson, Braille Bricks, Claire Connolly (papercut), Marine Couteau & Ladislas de Toldi (Leka), Peter Drew, Arvind Gupta, Tim Jetis, Kirby Manning, Michael O’Brien, Eloise Rapp (The Social Outfit), Mohammed Rezwan, Matt Robertson, and Ala Sieradzka.

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