Urban Forest Project: Design for Good

The two-part Urban Forest Project puts a designer's spin on a subject near and dear to TreeHugger's heart. Part one brings 185 banners (examples above) created by some of the world’s most celebrated designers, artists, photographers and illustrators to New York’s Times Square from September 1 to October 31 of this year. Each banner uses the form of the tree, or a metaphor for the tree, to make a powerful visual statement. Together they create a forest of thought-provoking images at one of the world’s busiest, most energetic, and emphatically urban intersections. After the display is done, part two begins: each banner is recycled into a tote bag, which is sold at auction, with proceeds going to scholarship and mentoring programs that benefit students of the visual arts. They're all passionate, thought-provoking, interesting takes on trees, environment and society. ::Urban Forest Project via ::Cool Hunting

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