Xinyi Zhao

Paper containers

Class of: 2022

Major: Communication Design BFA

Medium: Paper

Faculty: Jamie Kruse

Prompt: This assignment is based on the topic of our sustainable system class, Long-life design. Use the material that we originally considered it as waste, but actually give new life of the waste and make it function again. The material I chose for my paper containers are my useless testing printed paper from my other classes.

I would like to use paper to make containers and keep them for long time. The paper material is from my old projects testing paper. As a Communication Design student, we often test our works to print on the paper. Once the paper is printed, there is no use of this paper anymore. In order to give new life for paper, I decide to use paper to make paper containers. The original content in the paper could be treated as a texture to put into the new paper containers. By making these paper containers, it can actually replace the plastic containers and make the table more organized. Even though paper seems to be easily broken, it can actually last 10 to 20 years as long as taking care of it. . Although making paper containers cannot reduce the amount of produced paper from the origin, bring second value to the “useless” paper is actually a positive influence. It could reduce some people buy plastic containers but just using the paper containers. Because fewer people would buy the plastic container, the fewer it would be produced from factories. It could be the paper system influences other systems.