100 Products that empower people

I recently received a new book that is an inspiration, called Design Revolution, from Metropolis Books. It is an outgrowth of the Project H Design movement started by Emily Pilloton, with a forward by Allan Chochinov.

It highlights 100 products that are making real differences in the lives of people throughout the world. Some are products that do simple things well, and have been around for a while, like the OXO Good Grips or the Hippo Water Roller.

Some are simply new to me, like the Adiri Natural Nurser, at left, or the BoGo Light.

Its nice to end a busy week by recommending a resource that shows what caring and innovative designers can do with their talent.

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About Richard Shear

designer, husband, teacher, blogger, father, athlete, author, historian Richard has over 25 years of brand identity and package design experience, with a wide range of clients such as Ahold, Coca-Cola, Hasbro, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pernod Ricard and Procter & Gamble. He began his career working with the legendary advertising art director, and AIGA Medalist, George Lois and the British design manager Clive Chajet. In his next design management position at Lippincott & Margulies, he worked with Walter Margulies learning the complex skills of global corporate identity. He then became Creative Director and Partner at Peterson & Blyth, one of the premier brand identity and package design firms of the time. He is a founding faculty member of the Masters in Branding Program at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He publishes the blog The Package Unseen, and has been a guest lecturer at colleges including FIT, Trinity College and Tyler School of Art. He is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Richard is a Board member of the AIGA MetroNorth Chapter, past President of AIGA‘s Brand Design Association, President of the Package Design Council and a member of its Board of Directors. He is a member of USA Cycling and US Rowing, a nationally ranked masters bicycle racer, and a member of The Saugatuck Rowing Club, the 2010 Masters Club National Champion.
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