Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Today is the 38th anniversary of the first Earth Day demonstration in the US, when millions of people took to the streets for a cleaner environment, preservation of forests and wildlife, and better air. Although there have been some improvements since 1970, it seems really hard for us to cure our oil dependence as well as our ignorance on environmental issues. Millions of people are still spraying their lawn brainlessly with pesticides to make it look "nicer", throw away batteries on the street, drive "tanks" on the roads, or idle their cars for half an hour while waiting. Maybe when our ignorance is cured, we'll be able to think beyond our manicured front lawn and see the bigger picture.

I'm glad to see, that the design world has taken a greener turn, and you see more and more sustainable materials and eco-friendly products on the market. Sustainable design is a real "trend" right now, and I hope this trend will become the norm with time.

This is a drawing I did a few years ago using coloured pencils. I'm a real fan of the medium, but lately haven't had time to do new artwork....

1 comment:

Bijous Whimsy's Blog said...

Hi Judit, I remember this older illustration, I love it...it's one of my favourites of yours. Mandy