C&G Partners has just learned that the Erie Canal Harbor project , led by partner Keith Helmetag , has just won a 2008 Honor Award from the NY Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), under the category of collaborative design. The award will be presented in New York City in December. Award winners will be posted to the ASLA...Read More
On Friday, the National Museum of American History will reopen in Washington DC, with a new centerpiece exhibition about the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem. (Previous sneak peek here .) The Museum has been tracking the progress of the building-wide renovation with a blog and Flickr photostream . C&G Partners, along with collaborators Chermayeff & Geismar Studio , have been leading exhibit design on this project for eight years. More credits at the bottom of the post. In celebration of opening week, here are a few images from behind the scenes, starting with the Star-Spangled Banner being unrolled onto the display table by a team of conservators (Photos: Smithsonian):
Maya Kopytman is featured currently in Addict , the magazine of Creative , the Israeli advertising and design school. The article discusses the state of design competitions and the role of judges and juries in directing the evolution of the profession. The piece reflects on Maya's work judging interactive design competitions for the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (organizers of...Read More
Opening to the public on Tuesday, November 18th, this interactive exhibit designed by C&G Partners celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the independent deposit insurance agency created by Congress in 1933 to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation's banking system. The exhibition, open to the public on 17th Street in Washington, DC, a block from the White House, steps through the history of the institution, the forces that steered its evolution, and its mission to protect the financial well-being of all Americans. Originally planned to be a year of retrospective celebration, the anniversary year actually fell during one of the most hard-hitting financial crises of modern times.
Next week, on Friday, November 21st, the National Museum of American History will open to the public after a long renovation. The new centerpiece of the Museum will be an exhibit of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that Francis Scott Key saw when he was inspired to write the National Anthem of the United States. C&G Partners, in collaboration with...Read More
In 2007, C&G Partners went to the White House for lunch. The sitting First Lady is always designated the chair of the National Design Awards given by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the firm was a finalist that year in the Communication Design category. Here is a never-before-released photograph from last year's event. (L to R: Laura Bush...Read More
Hidden in the midst of all the election-day news coverage, Event Design Magazine announced today that C&G Partners' Erie Canal Commercial Slip project is the 2008 Gold Winner in the "Best Graphical Treatment" category. One Gold Winner in each category is chosen from hundreds of entries. The Event Design Awards recognize the "cream of the crop in the world of...Read More
Today marks the second anniversary of the re-opening of Griffith Observatory , on November 3, 2006, with exhibits designed by C&G Partners . The Observatory is the most popular public observatory in the world, and one of the most photogenic, playing a starring role in many films . In commemoration, here is a collection of images of the exhibits at Griffith that C&G; Partners designed. The twist: these were not taken by professionals. They are all by the public at large, via Flickr (link to a great Flickr slide show of full-screen images at the very bottom of this post). There are 360 images total here, which is only a fraction of the Griffith exhibit images available on Flickr. A statue of Albert Einstein is a favorite subject.
On October 30th, Jim Lehrer's PBS NewsHour shot a segment inside the Museum of American Finance comparing the Great Depression to the financial events of today. Exhibits designed by C&G Partners are the backdrop for the segment (the installation was designed to function as a broadcast set if needed). The interview takes place, appropriately enough, inside an exhibit about the financial markets that features a ticker tape from the Crash of 1929.