Client PAGES (Past Global Changes) International Project Office
PAGES (Past Global Changes) for whom I designed a magazine layout in 2014, supports research which aims to understand the environment in the past to obtain better predictions of future climate changes and form strategies for sustainability. They requested I design a visual system for their research teams that fit into the PAGES corporate Identity but represented the working group’s research subject and name, which is normally an acronym. The typography is also related to the subject matter. The orange pie references the “sensor” in the the PAGES logo to bring visual unity to these groups.
Here are a few of the visuals:
OC3: Ocean Circulation and Carbon Cycling (Studying benthic and planktonic foraminifera shells)
DICE Dust Impact on Climate and Environment (Studying dust storms)
Aquatic Transitions The study of human impact on aquatic systems
C-PEAT Carbon in Peat on Earth through Time
Land Cover 6K The study of land cover over the last 6 thousand years
VICS Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society
Floods Study of past and present floods to better predict flood trends
Forest Dynamics Study of forest life-cycles
I also created a visual system for the various research groups that work under PAGES. Each has a small illustration based on the subject matter in a circle next to the acronym of the group. This is used to show the key ingredient or focus of the group’s data collection.