Notan is the Japanese word that means“light-dark balance.”A notan uses very few values of colors: in its most original form, notan’s are just black and white.
For this project, 8th grade and Graphic Design students researched the “The Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. These goals were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet.
Each student collected symbols and designs that represent one of the 17 goals to place inside their Notan study. Using free online photo editing websites, students were able to create a twist on the traditional Japanese Notan and create stunning displays of graphic arts while also calling to action the issues of their time!