This set of symbols addresses the different extinction-levels of animals and plants in five categories — from «least concerned» to «extinct». The levels are visually represented by the increasing dot size of the printing process; ranging from a sharp depiction to a comic-like appearance. Accompanied by abstract representations of their natural habitats, each symbol stands for the animal‘s unique fight for its survival; almost as a hero in a comic story. More than 82.900 species have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. The intention is to keep track of the world’s biodiversity, and instigate preservation efforts. This project only shows a limited selection of these endangered species.
Linda Walter is a 23 year old student from Winterthur, Switzerland. She is currently completing her last semester in Visual Communication at the Academy of Arts and Design, Basel. She enjoys working in the field of graphic design and its expanding fields.