C&G Partners wishes all our wonderful clients, co-workers, colleagues, family and friends Peace, Prosperity & Joy in 2017.Read More
Alongside a new visual identity for our second decade, we're thrilled to formally announce a new firmwide mission for C&G Partners: Design for culture.
Several years in the making, this it the result of analysis of our own work over the first ten years of our studio, reflection on the world today, and internal discussion of how we can contribute. We have also been inspired by the academic field of cultural and social anthropology. C&G Partners will remain a multi-specialty creative studio, but now with a refined purpose. We are now dedicated to design for culture — from cultural organizations to organizational culture.
We were the first to use the word "multispecialty" to describe a design studio. Now, we are the first to dedicate ourselves to design for culture.
Here is the way we now describe what we do:
We believe in the untapped value of culture, the institutions that enrich it...Read More
As we begin our second decade, today we launch a redesign of our own visual identity. Our new logotype is intentionally straightforward, highly legible, makes better use of space, and is designed from the start to be a digital native.Read More
This month, Hearst is celebrating 10 years of their iconic New York City headquarters—Hearst Tower—with the exhibition Building with History: The Exhibit, featuring work by tower architects Foster + Partners. Here at C&G, we are looking back at our milestone projects for this longtime client, include the Hearst Tower sign program; the interactive exhibition for Hearst's flagship publication Good Housekeeping; and a construction barricade that could be called the biggest magazine rack in the world.
Foster + Partners' 44-story addition to the original 1928, Art Deco building transformed Hearst Tower...Read More
Just in: C&G Partners is featured in the first SEGD "Annual of Excellence." Considered the "yearbook of the experiential graphic design community," the Annual celebrates the best projects of 2016, drawn from SEGD's Global Design and Excellence Awards. Our award-winning project for the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center is one of those selected that "represents changing paradigms in the design community...and raise the bar for better user experience," as described by SEGD CEO Clive Roux.Read More
The greatest reconstruction project in modern history is the subject of the new book Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan, written by Columbia University Professor of Real Estate Lynne B Sagalyn. The fall of the twin towers on 9/11 had an undeniable global impact, but the sixteen acres in Manhattan where the Twin Towers fell saw the most physical destruction. Released by Oxford University Press on September 9, the book is a definitive account of the post-9/11 rebuilding of Ground Zero and the Lower Manhattan district. C&G Partners is privileged to contribute cartography and infographics that synthesize a decade of research and illustrate the symbolic reconstruction project.Read More
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) announced the winning projects for the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards this past weekend in Seattle. We are honored to have received an award in the Placemaking & Identity category, for the Sanford Homestake Visitor Center in Lead, South Dakota. The Awards features designers who are "experimenting with ways to enhance users’ enjoyment of the 'real' world with creative experiential designs that communicate," as per SEGD's description.
The project includes a suite of exhibits, media programs, and environmental graphics for a Visitor Center at Sanford Lab Homestake, a sophisticated astrophysics lab that was once home to the largest and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere...Read More
Just in time for the weekend: a lighthearted clip of Star Trek actor, and Planetary Society Board Member, Robert Picardo touring our exhibits at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. His companion is the Observatory Curator, Dr. Laura Danly. We’re fans and friends of the film star, known to some as the Holographic Doctor, and of course very proud to have been a part of the Griffith renovation project that he mentions here.
C&G Partners designed 20,000 square feet of new visitor experiences for Griffith...Read More
This comprehensive signage program was part of a rebrand for the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus. One key goal was to strengthen ties to the brand of Maryland itself by using the iconic black, yellow, red, and white colors of the State. C&G Partners has been collaborating with the University for over a decade to realize this extensive system.
Along with street-level wayfinding, the sign system announces the University with rooftop and building facades visible from the nearby Camden Yards...Read More
We're proud to have designed the brand identity for the London-based Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, who celebrated their four-year anniversary this weekend. The identity combines eponymous gallery owner Kristin Hjellegjerde's initials into a custom "KH" monogram. The conjoined slab-serif letters draw on the simple vocabulary of uniform lines. Minimalistic yet distinctive, the monogram is designed to be stylistically appropriate for the art publications in which it appears.
Considering the gallery's diverse artist roster, the brand identity...Read More