How do you capture 150+ years of performance art and institutional history into a comprehensive, visual digital database? What role does design play in chronicling ephemeral art? This month’s Culture Crunch—Archiving the Ephemeral—dove deep into the makings of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s new Leon Levy Digital Archive, featuring a talk with Sharon Lehner, the Director of Archives at BAM. Culture Crunch is C&G's incubator series for the studio mission: design for culture.Read More
Jonathan Alger shed light on disrupted storytelling at the 2017 SEGD Xlab, a conference about digital innovation and the future of experience design. The session featured C&G's digital designs that demonstrate how the studio incorporates new models of user-engagement. The session that was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The studio also hosted an SEGD Xlab studio innovation tour for students and industry professionals. This year’s Xlab theme—Experiences in the Era of Disruption—showcased how disruption is impacting experiential graphic design. It included presenters from Living Map, Civiq, DailyDOOH, Float4, Lab at Rockwell, Reality Interactive, Gallagher & Associates, WeWork, Intersection, and Potion, Tessellate, Two Twelve, and others.Read More
Gabriel Shalom traversed transdisciplinary choreography at last week's October Culture Crunch, Dancing About Architecture. The director, choreographer, musician, and designer shared his multidimensional practice centered around concepts of multiplicity, transformation, simulation, and decompression. His presentation answered questions like: how can an expansive definition of choreography activate a space? How can an expansive definition of architecture change the way we think about collaboration? We know what a site-specific work is; what about a work-specific site? Culture Crunch is C&G's incubator series for the studio mission: design for culture.Read More
C&G Partners' latest design work for longtime client Union Square Partnership rolled out last week for the organization’s 22nd annual Harvest in the Square, its annual fundraising event where 50+ neighborhood restaurants provide food, with all proceeds going to park beautification and maintenance.Read More
As an incubator for C&G's mission, design for culture, our monthly internal workshop series, Culture Crunch, explores big questions. What is culture? How does culture unlock relevance? What relationship do people have with culture? How can cultural strategy help a client’s bottom line?
In our August session, these inquiries were answered by guest Brand Stategist Meg Asaro and Design Researcher Anthony Alvarez. The lively presentation explored the ecosystem, identity, and aspirations of culture, as well as how semiotics leads to meaningful communication. Many thanks to Meg and Anthony for an inspirational hour.Read More
This week, we teamed up again with AAM (American Alliance of Museums) and NAME (National Association for Museum Exhibition) for the annual NAME Summer Mixer. The event brought together exhibition-minded folks and emerging museum professionals for an evening of networking and mingling—over summer-themed cocktails and snacks, of course.Read More
Today is your last chance to catch Citi Summer in the Square, the summer-long event by Union Square Partnership that takes over Union Square every week with over 100 events, from fitness classes and family-friendly games to live music and dance. C&G Partners created the original visual identity and this is our third summer of producing new print collateral, graphics, and streetscape elements.Read More
Our transformation of Rockefeller University's biomedical imagery into modern art was featured in local and international design press this week. Outlets including Graphic Design USA, Design Week, The Drum, DesignBote and Paper Blog published our recent communications materials and website redesign for the University.
To capture the institution’s innovations in bioscience in a compelling way, we took actual biomedical imagery generated in the University’s labs and transformed it into art. This visual technique is now a signature design element for the University’s communications materials.Read More
Just in: C&G's Stolen Heart Video Map for the Leo Baeck Institute was selected as a finalist for the SEGD Global Design Awards 2017. The 3D-printed, projection-mapped tabletop video is the centerpiece of the exhibition “Stolen Heart: The Theft of Jewish Property in Berlin’s Historic Center, 1933–1945,” which was on view at Leo Baeck. Topographic and time-lapse elements mix with stylistic color tints and a custom musical score in the animated video portion of the experience, which is projected onto a 3D-printed, 1:1500 scale, historically accurate model of Mitte, Berlin’s center of culture, commerce and government. Technologies powering the experience include players by Brightsign and specialty projection from Christie. Read more at SEGD.Read More
Two of C&G's projects are featured in Graphis Design Annual 2018, released late last month. C&G's visual identity design for Trellis is a Silver Award winner. Trellis is a digital platform of the well-known American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Designed to be clear and effective, the Trellis identity is a series of repeating “T’s” that emerge from a circle, recalling the product name and its namesake, a structure on which plants grow. This visual metaphor reflects the platform's vision as a place where scientists' ideas are nurtured through collaboration. Platform members discuss climate change, biodiversity, and other ideas that matter.Read More