Zoe Alexander
Zoe Alexander

Polluted Pals

Polluted Pals Brand, Product, and Packaging Design

I walk along the Providence Canal everyday and have noticed how polluted it is. It is approximately 45% trash, 45% gunk and 10% water (true facts, don’t google it). Doing what any diligent art student could do, I wanted to raise awareness of this sad environmental reality, in the most ironic way I could: by creating kid’s toys.

Say hello to your new pal “Ol’ Can,” he’s just an ol can alright!

Say hello to your new pal “Ol’ Can,” he’s just an ol can alright!

Polluted Pals are your best friends from the Providence Canal. Hand-plucked straight from the river and placed right on the shelf for the enjoyment of children. 100% safe and 100% fresh garbage, guaranteed. Collect them all, and save the canal!

Front of the box design (white space is where acetate would be).

Front of the box design (white space is where acetate would be).

Back of the box, displaying the rest of the collectable pals.

Back of the box, displaying the rest of the collectable pals.