This is a book about faces in everyday objects. It is also a book about planting trees – since 100% of the profits will be donated to a tree-planting charity. Most of all, however, this is a book about discovering and using one’s personal tools and abilities for something that matters. The quality of these pages is not in what they display, how they look, or what they generate, but rather it is in what they represent: turning something trivial into a method of action. This is our planet, this is our future, and this is our chance to design it the way we want it to be. The trick is to not succumb to the overwhelming helplessness we are confronted with, but to do what we understand as right and towards that which we care about. We don’t all have to take the exact same measures, such as eating vegan or cycling to work – but we should all do something – since everyone can make a difference.
Manuel Kretzer is Professor for Material and Technology at the Dessau Department of Design, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Vanessa Schnurre is an artistic advisor and Assistant Professor for Communications Design at the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in Kiel.
All profits generated from the sale of these books will be donated to the organisation Plant-for-the-Planet, which plants trees as both a practical and symbolic action in efforts to reduce the effects of climate change.
faces – everywhere
Printed and published by: ePubli
Manuel Kretzer, Vanessa Schnurre
Proofreading: Morgan Alexander Ip
Photo Contributions: Achilleas Xydis, Alexander Nikolas Walzer, Andrea Quartara, Astrid Roeges, Billy Bühler, Dennis Lagemann, Elina Pehlivani, Fabio Scotto, Hayley Isaacs, Marlon Herde, Jon Westbrook, Joerg Wehner, Julian A. Krueger, Laura Antrack, Mathilde Marengo, Rob Gorbet, Sabine Baumgartner, Tasos Yannakopoulos
Translations: Achilleas Xydis, Aditi Singh, Alexei Guerra, Anu Joseph, Arielle Blonder, Augusto Gandia, Banah Mustafa, Cordian Riener, Dan Kwak, Donal Peters, Farhan Durrani, Fei-Ling Tseng, Firas Safiyeddeen, Grete Soosalu, Hai Ho, Intan Galihsavitri, Jana Tiedemann, Rozalia Rajewski, Johanna Lölhöffel von Löwensprung, Katia Ageeva, Krassimir Krastev, Lawrence Li, Lê Dũng, Maria-Yoana Nedevska, Mariana Popescu, Mathilde Marengo, Mihye An, Nikola Marinčić, Nima Goudarznia, Оксана Майстренко, Pedro Garcia, Petrus Lindström, Safora Khoylou, Semra Taydas, Sharad Khorasanizadeh, Sina Mostafavi, Teemu Seppänen, Tomek Jaskiewicz, Yulian Semenov, Yves Ebnöther, Zoran Krema