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
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.
C&G's brand identity for Altimetrik reflects the firm's iterative process...Read More
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.
Each year, the Kress report is designed around a carefully curated selection of portraits...Read More
You still have time to submit your idea for the excellent Sappi Ideas that Matter grant, due next Friday, July 15th. Sappi's 17-year-old grant program produces great things, and C&G Partners is proud to be a past winner. For this Ideas That Matter season, we're posting images of the entire book we made with our past grant.
Working with America's leading wildlife artist Deborah Ross and writer Alison Jolly, we created a bilingual (English and Malagasy) illustrated children's book to increase lemur awareness and literacy in both Madagascar and abroad. The folktale NyAiayAko (Ako the Aye Aye), follows a juvenile aye-aye (a type of lemur) named Ako living in a Madagascar forest. The 2005 edition of the book, conceived and designed at our predecessor firm, was so successful that UNICEF created a second special grant for a follow-up version of an additional 300,000 copies, to be distributed to every reading age student on the entire island nation.
Enjoy this post (our longest ever) of our entire illustrated book "Ako the Aye-Aye".Read More
As we head to the Union Square Partnership Annual Meeting today, C&G Partners reveals its design for the community organization's Annual Report 2016 and looks at the impact of the new brand identity originally that debuted a year ago. Now in our second year of collaboration with the Partnership, our design work aims to capture the culture of the vibrant nine-acre Manhattan district the Partnership is dedicated to enhancing.
The Annual Report 2016 reflects the Partnership’s exceptional growth over the last year as well as the vitality of Union Square where...Read More
The Thain Family Forest is the largest vestige of the woodlands that once covered New York City: a 50-acre swath of centuries-old native trees still thriving in the Bronx. The research site, visitor destination, and educational resource is situated at the heart of the New York Botanic Garden. C&G Partners designed a map series for the Thain Family Forest Program, which is dedicated to preserving the forest.
The map series begins with a depiction of The Thain Family Forest...Read More
Biomedical imagery becomes modern art in our upcoming redesign of communications materials for The Rockefeller University in Manhattan.
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.Read More
C&G Partners' event design for Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week was honored with a SASI-ONE2014 GOLD Award (SASI = Shop America Salutes Innovation) for shopping and cultural tourism marketing excellence. SASI-ONE Award winners are campaigns that have demonstrably promoted shopping, dining and/or cultural heritage experiences as tourism activities in a creative or innovative manner. Hosted by the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, the weeklong event brought together 16 top fashion brands on Madison Avenue to raise money to benefit The Museum at FIT. October 20 – 26, 2014 was officially proclaimed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to be Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week.
Brands curated a special window display in their Madison Avenue boutique...Read More
Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week is right around the corner, running next week from October 20 – 26, 2014. Ads designed by C&G Partners for the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District have been cropping up all around the city, including in the pages of the Wall Street Journal (see below). The event benefits The Museum at FIT and includes specially-curated shop windows all along Madison Avenue, supported by an app produced by C&G Partners, which is already live at MadisonAveFWH.org. See you at #MadisonAveFHW, @MadisonAveFHW (and of course on Madison Avenue itself) all next week!Read More
C&G Partners has recently collaborated with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) as creative agency for the upcoming Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week slated for October 20 – 26, 2014. Benefiting The Museum at FIT through the Museum’s Couture Council, this multi-platform event will feature specially-created exhibitions within the boutique windows of Akris, Bally, Brunello Cucinelli, Calvin Klein Collection, Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Ermenegildo Zegna, Etro, Hermès, J. Mendel, John Lobb, Longchamp, Max Mara, Missoni and Mulberry. Until Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week officially starts on October 20th, check out the project sizzle reel the firm put together:Read More