Culture Crunch is C&G's ongoing monthly internal event series, incubating the studio's mission: design for culture. For March, associate partner Leslie Dann and senior designer Ping Lim covered new thinking on immersive digital installations. Leslie and Ping's presentation ranged from emodiversity and machine learning to UX design and interactive art — plus an unexpected, must-see live demo.Read More
C&G Partners just finished another contribution to our Union Square community, with the third annual Sweat Fest that wrapped up in February. For the third year running, C&G did all the design for this fast-growing, week-long festival, dedicated to our neighborhood's vibrant health and fitness community.
With dozens and dozens of complimentary work-out classes ranging from Vinyasa Yoga to Kung Fu...Read More
Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community opens next week, on Saturday, March 11, at the San Diego History Center. Designed by C&G Partners, the exhibition chronicles the contributions and experiences of Jews in San Diego from the mid-19th century until today through interactive installations, immersive media, interpretive graphics, and historic artifacts. A centerpiece of the project is custom lettering for the exhibition drawn by the firm.Read More
After over a decade of collaborative exhibition projects Beth Prindle, Head of Special Collections at Boston Public Library, and Jonathan Alger, C&G Managing Partner, lead a plenary session at the Symposium on the Future of Libraries in Atlanta this Monday, January 23, 2017. A new addition to the annual American Library Associations (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, the Symposium outlines innovations that shape the future of libraries.
Library Exhibitions Unbound: Lessons for the Future from a Decade of Special Projects at the Boston Public Library explores the growing relationship between library professionals, designers, and technologists, as well as the evolution of library exhibits centered around interactive elements, participatory experiences, and tech-driven media installations.
Expect lively conversation, insights, as well as applicable tools and techniques.Read More
Who knew: interior designers are the happiest design professionals. The least happy? Architects, apparently.
For AIGA and Google's first annual Design Census 2016, C&G Partners' Maya Kopytman chose an iconic form to illustrate facts about job satisfaction across 17 different design industries. "By applying census data to the length of a smile, we depict designer satisfaction in various industries," describes Maya. “ In some industries designers are happier than others, but overall—we're a happy bunch.”Read More
Culture Crunch is C&G's own internal monthly gathering that explores our mission: design for culture. This month, graphic designer Sukeshi Dalmia demonstrated (in beautiful live choreographic form) how her cultural heritage — specifically her detailed training in the Indian classical dance form kathak — has informed her design process. Brava, Sukeshi!Read More
Alongside a new visual identity for our second decade, we're thrilled to formally announce a new firmwide mission for C&G Partners: Design for culture.
Several years in the making, this it the result of analysis of our own work over the first ten years of our studio, reflection on the world today, and internal discussion of how we can contribute. We have also been inspired by the academic field of cultural and social anthropology. C&G Partners will remain a multi-specialty creative studio, but now with a refined purpose. We are now dedicated to design for culture — from cultural organizations to organizational culture.
We were the first to use the word "multispecialty" to describe a design studio. Now, we are the first to dedicate ourselves to design for culture.
Here is the way we now describe what we do:
We believe in the untapped value of culture, the institutions that enrich it...Read More