"The Kindertransport is the most important rescue effort of Jewish children leading up to World War II. It rescued an estimated 10,000 children generally from the German-occupied territories." This NY1 piece features celebrated therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer—herself one of the thousands of rescued Jewish children—and showcases the exhibition "Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War," on view at the Center for Jewish History. Seen on camera: design elements like the wall of tags, inspired by manila tags worn around the necks of refugee children during the Kindertransport as a form of identification. Watch more in "Dr. Ruth Reflects on Escaping Nazi Germany 80 Years After the Kindertransport."Read More
C&G Partners kicks off the new year with the creation of a pair of new titles and a number of promotions. As a result of recent growth, we have added the rank of Director. The new role acknowledges the contributions and leadership of those who have proven themselves professionally in technical, creative and teamwork capacities beyond the senior level.
The studio has also established the title of Producer to replace Project Manager. The change reflects the evolving role, which requires a mix of project organization with other skills such as content development, UX and others.Read More
An emotional and thought-provoking exhibition, Kindertransport – Rescuing Children on the Brink of War, commemorates the 80th anniversary of the start of Kindertransport, the remarkable humanitarian mission to rescue 10,000 refugee children from Nazi-occupied Europe in the years leading up to the Holocaust. Co-presented by Yeshiva University Museum and the Leo Baeck Institute, the exhibition is the latest in a trilogy of projects designed by C&G Partners at the at the Center for Jewish History, New York. The exhibition explores the story of this rescue effort through moving personal stories, artifacts and engaging media, asking what it must have been like for the parents, forced to lose their children in order to save them.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Associate Partner, Alin Tocmacov, presented 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 described processes to design for “phygital culture," create emotional environments and make memorable experiences. He used 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.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More