john kazior

I’m a design critic and illustrator.
I write about ecological design and nature in media.

To my surprise, I’ve written for some nice publications like AIGA Eye On Design, the Van Alen Institute, Icarus Complex Magazine, The Baffler , the School of Visual Arts, MOLD magazine , and Core77.

Need a ecological perspective on your design? Or just a dissenting voice in the endless stream of modernist-idealism in design? E-mail me!

mail (at) jpkazior.com

[ photo by Meredith Jenks ]

An Asset Grows
in Brooklyn

for The Baffler

“A batch of scrawny black cherry trees (#2425, #2419, #2428) at the southeast corner of New York’s Prospect Park are not pulling their weight.”

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Can Better
Labels Really Fix Recycling?

for AIGA Eye On Design

Even the best communication design isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to something as complicated as recycling. “

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Designing For
an Ecosystem
in Crisis

for Icarus Complex

“The relationship between production and consumption, can only ever become circular if both parts of that process are mindful of the system that has never been without its limits.”

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Fireproofing the Future in California

Van Alen Institute

Made in collaboration with the Van Alen Institute, and the New Yorker, I assisted in research for the short doc “Fireproofing the Future in California” directed by Merete Mueller

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Climate Designers Give Themselves a Name and a Purpose

Eye on design

Stirred by collective anxieties, designers organize beyond corporate confines to draw the industry’s attention to the climate crisis

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Borderlands

van alen institute

Made in collaboration with the Van Alen Institute, and the New Yorker, I assisted in research for the short doc “Borderlands” directed by Merete Mueller

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Lithium ion:
Expecting More (Energy)

core77

As electric-car companies advertise the lithium-ion battery as the future of driving power, and as the necessity of the battery has become standard in the design of electronics, the true price of these little power packs comes into clearer focus.

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 mail (at) jpkazior.com