THE ROLE OF FINE ARTS IN PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN INDUSTRIAL AND GRAPHIC DESIGN: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Authors

  • Joshua Alahira Independent Researcher, Ohio, USA
  • Emmanuel Chigozie Ani Electrical Engineering, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Nwakamma Ninduwezuor-Ehiobu FieldCore Canada, Part of GE Vernova, Canada
  • Kehinde Andrew Olu-lawal Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Akure, Nigeria
  • Irunna Ejibe Independent Researcher, Lagos, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v6i3.890

Abstract

In contemporary design discourse, the intersection of fine arts with industrial and graphic design emerges as a pivotal avenue for promoting sustainability. This paper explores the evolving relationship between fine arts and design disciplines, highlighting their collaborative potential in addressing environmental challenges. By adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, it investigates how incorporating principles of fine arts into industrial and graphic design practices can foster sustainable solutions. The paper begins by contextualizing the current environmental crisis and the imperative for sustainable design interventions. It then delves into the fundamental principles of fine arts, emphasizing its emphasis on creativity, expression, and aesthetic sensibility. Through a comparative analysis, it elucidates how these principles can complement the technical aspects of industrial and graphic design to imbue products and visuals with sustainability-driven narratives. Furthermore, the paper examines case studies and examples where fine arts techniques and philosophies have been integrated into design processes to enhance sustainability. These include practices such as upcycling, biomimicry, and eco-conscious visual communication strategies. Additionally, it explores the role of fine arts education in nurturing a mindset that prioritizes environmental stewardship within design professionals. The findings suggest that by embracing a cross-disciplinary approach that embraces fine arts principles, designers can transcend traditional boundaries to create innovative, sustainable solutions. This synthesis of art and design not only enriches the aesthetic appeal of products and visuals but also instills a deeper consciousness of environmental responsibility. Ultimately, this paper advocates for a holistic integration of fine arts within industrial and graphic design practices as a means to promote sustainability in the face of global challenges.

Keywords: Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Cross-Disciplinary, Industrial, Sustainability, Reviews.

Published

2024-03-17

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Articles