I heart Otis. They are one of the first schools in the country to have an MFA program in public art which I, for one, have my eye on pretty heavily. And now this:

What is “this” you say? According to the briefing at Design Ignites Change it is an exploration in what might happen if we run out of clean white paper someday. How would we still be able to clearly project information in print?

“This project proposes a new graphic design approach. We would reuse and redefine a new graphic language where blank paper would be replaced by these materials which are bombarded with millions of colors, layouts, images, sizes, finishes and content. Through this project I hope to heavily cut down the usage of paper.”

Awesome. Also, Lauren Mackler just got hired in the same graphic design department. Clearly they make good decisions!