Most of us are very used to the sounds we hear in everyday life. Loud music, the television, people talking on their phone, the traffic and even pets barking in the middle of the night. All of these have become a part of the urban culture and rarely disturb us. However, when the sound of the television keeps you from sleeping all night or the traffic starts to give you a headache, it stops becoming just noise and start turning into noise pollution. For many of us, the concept of pollution is limited to nature and resources. However, noise that tends to disrupt the natural rhythm of life makes for one solid pollutant.
Mark Pei is a Communication Design student in New York, pursing a BFA with Pratt Institute. Mark knew he wanted to pursue design ever since an opportunity in high school to design a magazine he founded. With a concentration in Advertising and Art Direction at Pratt, he is working on a vast range of design projects, both personal and community focused. Mark is excited to continue learning more about the design industry and exploring more into his practice.
Noise Pollution is killing your healthy life time.
It’s one of the leading causes of hearing loss and other serious health issues. The environmental noise from planes, trains and vehicles, as well as other city sources could cause health problems such as stress, poor concentration, productivity losses in the workplace, and communication difficulties and fatigue from lack of sleep. In 2015, the World Health Organization warned that 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing loss because of personal audio devices, such as smartphones, and damaging levels of sound at entertainment venues like electronic dance music festivals, where noise levels can top 120 decibels for hours.
Inspired by the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill, and triangle shape of the street signs.
Week 14: Finish the process book for the project.
Week 13: Organizing sources from each projects.
Week 12: XTUDIO new website buildup. Ill add a link here after publish.
(tshirt design by: Matt Dempster)
THE PROUD PAST OF GENESEE STREET
Looking back on the old landmarks in downtown Utica, it shows how the city came to be, although most of these buildings and businesses no longer exist, Utica still holds a rich and proud history.