chocolate, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

One of the running themes at Worldchanging is the importance of knowing the backstory of the things we use and buy. There’s no better incentive to be a responsible consumer than seeing previously invisible (and frequently unsavory) aspects of our commodities. Arlene Birt has begun designing communications campaigns for edible products; specifically, she has dragged the lifespan of a chocolate bar into transparency, from unharvested cacao bean to first delicious bite, by designing an easy-to-decipher graphic label for the interior of a chocolate bar wrapper. Check out the clever use of simple information graphics used in her project, Background Stories.

(via the center for graphic facilitation)


  1. 1. Donato Ricci Says:

    A great post related to this issue can be found here

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