Beautiful New Zealand...

Aesthetic landscapes & pesticides

self-initiated, website, zine, coding

Once in a while the DOC (Department of Conservation) in New Zealand publishes a summary of the pesticides used throughout New Zealand. These pesticides are deployed to prevent possums, rats, deer, and other animals from destroying the natural landscape.

The online area you see is a visualization of the pesticide summary published on the 15th of February 2013. It covers the notification period 1 March 2013 – 30 June 2013. These aesthetic landscapes show the double–sidedness of the treatment of New-Zealands nature; the more pesticides used, the 'prettier' the area becomes.

This project was initiated by Emmy during the Master course Graphic Design at AKV St. Joost.

Go to the online area

Being part of the Zine Club*, Emmy was asked to produce a zine for the Vancouver Art Book Fair 2015.

As the self-initiated project Beautiful New-Zealand still offers so many possibilities, and so many directions to explore, it's a self-explanatory choice to make a zine on this subject – and so it happened!

*Created to promote long distance collaboration between international design communities Zine Club is a group of designers and artists engaging both print and digital platforms; we experiment with long distance collaboration as a tool to create new visual concepts.