The long-running touring exhibition "The Art of the Brick" opened at in Tampa this week. We're proud to be the exhibit designers for the show, which features up to 100 artworks by fine artist Nathan Sawaya, all made exclusively with LEGO. The Tampa exhibition includes several new pieces as well as an interactive space, the "Brick Yard", where visitors can create their own LEGO artworks. C&G Partners has supported our longtime client, the production company Running Subway, for the entire tour, which focuses on unlocking the creative potential in everyone.Read More
Read Keith Helmetag's insights on the SEGD blogpost, "Keith Helmetag: Then and Now," published today. The Studio Partner recounts how the SEGD Global Design Awards have transformed since he was a jury chairperson in 1996 until his recent juror's panel in 2017.
"21 years ago, the entries were mostly static signs for individual buildings that were designed primarily by NYC and LA studios. Today, there’s media, signage, exhibits, and place-making in a broad spectrum of scales and sizes, from all over the globe" says Keith who has been at the forefront of experiential design for over four decades and has several SEGD Global Design Awards to his name.Read More
2017 Atlantic Hurricane season begins today and the NOAA's prediction of above-normal activity makes it imperative to stay prepared. That is why C&G's long-term client NYC Emergency Management expanded the Know Your Zone campaign from bus shelters, posters, newspaper, and other print ads to include a digital element. The campaign now appears on LinkNYC kiosks across the five boroughs.Read More
When is a design studio an art gallery? At the "After—Hours" opening reception in the studio one evening last week, art and art lovers took over C&G Partners as friends, family, and designers mingled over prosecco, charcuterie, and beats by DJ Keith Madden. Whether it was animations and films in the conference room, watercolors hung on the closet doors, or immersive installations in the restrooms, all the art was created by C&G staff after hours, reflecting the multidisciplinary professionals that have made C&G their home. And did we mention the prosecco?
Check out the artwork we all made at the After—Hours website.
Greg Mulholland and Isabel SanchezRead More
The Washington Post lifestyle column "Crunched," included the article "Your interior designer might be very happy," based on C&G Partners illustration for the first AIGA Design Census. The article features Partner Maya Kopytman's infographic that applies job satisfaction data to the length of a smile. Read the article here.Read More
Find out what the C&G team creates, composes, codes, paints, animates, films, designs, builds, and photographs After—Hours, at an art show that takes over the entire design studio.
Drink, snack, and be inspired at the opening reception on Thursday, May 18, from 6-9 pm. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.Read More
On April 22, the Earth Day March for Science in Washington was a celebration of the "role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world." C&G was proud to contribute to the cause, writing and designing t-shirts, posters, and stickers for our longtime client The Optical Society (OSA). Because OSA is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, it was only natural to suggest slogans like "Don't Mess With Science, We Have Lasers" and "See the Light, Fund Science."Read More
Yesterday, C&G Partners hosted an SEGD NY / Small Talks. Big Ideas. event that continues the studio's long-term commitment to the SEGD community. Bringing together a few dozen local SEGD members, the evening included a presentation by studio Partners Jonathan Alger, Keith Helmetag, and Amy Siegel. We shared some of the behind-the-scenes details of recent mapping projects, and SEGD award-winning exhibition projects Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center and Against the Odds. Many thanks to the SEGD NY Chapter Chairs for setting up this event, and see you next time!Read More
This week, the Washington Post led with C&G's West Point Foundry Preserve interpretive landscape program in the article "A Lot of Design Goes into Those Helpful Park and Trail Maps." Written by Kim Cook, the article surveys a range of successful outdoor signage projects designed to seamlessly integrate with their natural surroundings. The article has also been picked up by ABC News, Daily Herald, and others.
“When you build and refresh a place with an extraordinary history, the task is remarkably easy if you’re willing to respond to the information that lies in front of you,” says Partner Keith Helmetag about this landmark project we did for our client, Scenic Hudson.Read More