Maya Kopytman

  • The Smithsonian's newest museum in Washington, D.C., the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), made history when it opened this weekend as the only national museum exclusively dedicated to African American culture. C&G Partners is thrilled and overjoyed about this milestone for the Museum. We are also humbled to have played a small role, creating the digital Guestbook and Member Honor Roll that helps visitors leave something of themselves behind when they enter or leave. NMAAHC is the latest example of this digital guestbook project: there is a story behind the evolution of the idea, and a history of other installations leading up to this one.

    To digitize the traditional elements of a guestbook...

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  • 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.

    Power at Ground Zero

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  • Established over 70 years ago, The Teagle Foundation advances liberal arts education through knowledge-based philanthropy. To create an effective rebrand and website, C&G Partners needed to illustrate the Foundation's work at the intersection of traditional academic values and future-forward problem solving for the liberal arts.

    Teagle Logo

    Teagle's updated logo combines a sans-serif uppercase ‘T’ with a lowercase serif ‘f’...

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  • Over 400 abstract logos by international design studios have just been published in Abstract Logo by the UK-based platform Counter-point. C&G Partners' solution for technology firm Altimetrik is featured, alongside projects by many excellent design studios worldwide.

    Abstract Logo

    C&G's brand identity for Altimetrik reflects the firm's iterative process...

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  • We know from experience that in a citywide emergency, New Yorkers need safe places to gather. Our longtime client, NYC Emergency Management, just launched the Share Your Space Survey to identify local spaces that can support emergency operations and outreach events, and we made them a "time lapse drawing" to help explain. The spot follows the illustrator's hand as it builds sketches of whole scenes, in a twist on the typical whiteboard video. Each individually photographed frame creates an illusion of movement that is clear, engaging, and easy to understand.

    C&G Partners has worked with NYC Emergency Managment...

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  • Annual reports are not only published by for-profit companies, and despite what we assume they're not all turning digital. The rumored "renaissance of print" is evident in communication design and organizations of all kinds. After wrapping up another annual report season, we realize that our nonprofit clients including The Rockefeller University, Union Square Partnership, Kress Foundation, and American Council of Learned Societies, although very different all agree financial reporting is a must and pick print as their medium of choice.

    Our longest standing annual report design is for the Kress Foundation, who promote the enjoyment and understanding of European Art and Architecture through education, grants, and fellowships.

    Annual Report Design

    Each year, the Kress report is designed around a carefully curated selection of portraits...

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  • If a hurricane came to NYC, would you know what to do? Know Your Zone, our ongoing project with NYC Emergency Management, helps New Yorkers prepare for a disaster before it strikes. Now in its second year the campaign, focused on community engagement, launches on 1 June 2016 to mark the beginning of Atlantic Hurricane Season.

    NYC Emergency Management Know Your Zone 2016

    Know Your Zone identifies NYC's six hurricane zones—ranked in order of risk—that may be evacuated if coastal storms become hazardous...

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  • During Hurricane Preparedness Week we give you a sneak peek of our designs for this year's Know Your Zone campaign. The NYC Emergency Management initiative encourages New Yorkers to find out whether they live or work in one of the City’s hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards they may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare. Stay tuned for more.

    Take steps to prepare for nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena before Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1, 2016.

    Know Your Zone 2016

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  • The American Marketing Association newsletter features leading logo designer’s reactions to Tokyo's symbol for the 2020 Summer Olympics. C&G’s Maya Kopytman is one of the five designers selected for the write-up by Zach Brooke.

    Maya Kopytman in AMA Newsletter

    Maya analyzes the merits and shortcomings of the 2020 Olympics logo, designed by Asao Tokolo, and compares it to the original logo...

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  • Biomedical imagery becomes modern art in our upcoming redesign of communications materials for The Rockefeller University in Manhattan.

    C&G Partners' The Rockefeller University Redesign, Detail

    The customized visual style of booklets, banners, and brochures is drawn from current biomedical research imagery in University labs. The juxtaposition of science and art aims to capture the unique essence of an advanced science facility that happens to be in the middle of New York City.

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