• Accomplished design writer Steven Heller today on the firm's "1938Projekt: Posts from the Past," from the article A Horrible But Timely Anniversary:

    "Today and tomorrow is a sad anniversary. Coming on the heels of the shooting and murder of eleven congregants at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, it is the 80th anniversary of the terrifying events of Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) throughout Nazi Germany on November 9 and 10, 1938. This was the state sanctioned pogrom against German Jews, which saw violent mobs burn Jewish businesses and murder Jewish civilians. It foreshadowed the European Holocaust to come.... To commemorate this dark chapter in German history, the Leo Baeck Institute worked with C&G Partners to develop “1938 Projekt: Posts from the Past”, an enlightening year-long digital and exhibition program presenting a daily stream of archival documents which tell the story of how German-speaking Jews perceived the events of that fateful year at the time."

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  • "The Neighborhood Your Brand Built" a session at last week's International Downtown Association (IDA) Conference and Tradeshow, San Antonio, explored how urban districts rely on brands to express their essence and deliver impressions—especially in an age of social media and global competition. Moderated by Managing Partner, Jonathan Alger, the talk show-style session included a case study of our rebranding for longtime client Union Square Partnership. Also featured was place branding by Oak Park Economic Development Corp and Centro San Antonio. The variation in scale, geography, and governance of the three districts helped emphasize the vital role of branding in expressing the character of a location.

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  • C&G Partners is honored to have received two silver awards in the Graphis Design Annual 2019 that is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in design. "There is a reason why winning an award in Graphis is so revered. The winners are the very best of the best," according to Graphis judge and designer Randy Clark.

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  • Associate Partner Alin Tocmacov presents at the 2018 SEGD Exhibition & Experience event in Washington D.C. on August 23–24. In “Unlimited Possibilities: Innovating with Best Practices for Digital Experiences,” Alin describes processes to design for “phygital culture," create emotional environments and make memorable experiences. He uses case studies, including the Museum of the Bible, to showcase how new technologies impact our expectations in experience design and what it takes to keep up with the ever-changing digital evolution.

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  • The great Pacific Garbage Patch three times the size of France may be an inescapable reality, but the circular economy and design can provide a sustainable solution according to independent strategist Katja Bartholmess who presented at this month's Culture Crunch: Design for Sustainable Culture. Along with explaining circularity and its practical applications by major corporations, Katja detailed how design plays a large part in the new economy through product development, services, and engineering as well as influencing behavior. The session was followed by a brainstorm about ways in which C&G Partners can adopt sustainable practices across disciplines.

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  • Storytelling plays a central role in the C&G Partners-designed interactive ice cream museum at the new Ample Hills Creamery factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In addition to the 12,500 sq. ft. production space, currently the largest ice cream factory in NYC, the location features an additional 2,000 sq. feet for the interactive ice cream museum, retail dipping counter, and expansive party areas. The visitor journey recounts how cofounder husband and wife duo Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna became ice cream purveyors, explains the manufacturing process, and highlights the fast-growing company’s local roots. This includes wall graphics incorporating the line from Walt Whitman’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry that inspired the its name: “I too lived—Brooklyn of ample hills was mine.”

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  • LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs” opened last week at the San Diego History Center—ahead of San Diego Pride weekend, held only a short walk away from the exhibit location. C&G Partners is proud to design the first exhibition in Balboa Park focused on the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The show drew staggering 2,000 visitors during the opening week with an expected 250,000 visitors during its run until January 2020.

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  • The emotion of the crowd was the inspiration C&G Partners drew on to design “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11,” the special exhibition at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The exhibition explores how sports and athletes helped console a grieving nation, unite the country, and provide a reason to cheer again following the 2001 attacks.

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  • Hurricane season 2018 has begun. For over four years, C&G Partners has been working with NYC Emergency Management to design Know Your Zone, the city's hurricane awareness campaign that encourages New Yorkers to find out which zone they live in. Running through this year's season (June 1 until November 30), the 2018 campaign includes new PSA videos of a diverse array of real New Yorkers who survived hurricanes and have been trained as volunteers to support NYC first responders. The interview-style videos were produced, scripted, filmed, and directed by C&G Partners in conjunction with Cruz Dann Productions.

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  • How do you make a university welcome center inviting, inclusive and accessible to the deaf community? This was our challenge when designing the visitor experience of the newly unveiled Maguire Welcome Center at Gallaudet University (GU), a premier institution of learning, teaching, and research for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. For the project, C&G Partners worked in collaboration with the university and Dangermond Keane Architecture to create a visitor experience specifically for “deaf eyes.” You can read the press reviews on Graphic Design USA and SEGD.

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