← All Portfolio Client: Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group Date: 02/19/2014
DamageControl converted Chintan’s research on electronic waste into a graphic book for young adults, the largest users of gadgets. Our challenge was to avoid preaching, so we chose a comic book format with photos, illustrations, graphics, and text narrative.
In the story, we imagined 3 types of phones: smart phones, dumb phones, and the most rare of all, wise phones. Our protagonist was a discarded wise phone, through which we learn about the politics and life-cycle of e-waste. Electronics are a global trade – mining and manufacture take place in different places, but distribution, use and waste of electronics are everywhere. The idea was to raise consciousness about safe disposal in an easy and fun manner.