"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
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 captivating year-long social media, website, and exhibit program designed for the Leo Baeck Institute, 1938 PROJEKT, received local and international media coverage in Communication Arts, Dexigner, Campaign US, The Drum, Designbote, Lisbon Art Center & Studios, and Art for Life among others. The project commemorates the 80th anniversary of the terrifying events of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany by featuring archival documents that tell the story of how German-speaking Jews perceived the year leading to the fateful event that many see as the beginning of the Holocast. Falling on April 11/12 this year, Holocast Remembrance Day brings special significance to the project.Read More
"Design is the Secret: Keeping 250,000 Employees Engaged Through Digital Signage" is the topic of Partner Jonathan Alger's session at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2018 in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 29. Jonathan will demonstrate the design strategies behind over 100 projects for JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s innovative digital signage program, created for a global network that ranges from individual displays to giant media walls. Also, read about the upcoming session in the TechDecision article "Designing Digital Signage for Employee Engagement."Read More
British publications Transform and Communicate covered the ongoing collaboration between C&G Partners and Union Square Partnership to rebrand the union square neighborhood. "NYC is a pretty distracting place. You need a strong, clear visual strategy to stand out. And, with Union Square, one of the only truly round-the-clock communities amid the commercial bustle of New York City, the collaboration...pinpoints the square as a cultural, social, and welcoming retreat," according to the articles. Read more at Transform and Communicate.Read More
C&G Partners exhibit design and digital installation for the San Diego History Center's Junípero Serra Welcome Center was covered by Kate Heller in the SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) article The River Runs Through it. "Placing the river as the protagonist in the story became especially fitting because you can see the river and most of the watershed from the site,” says Keith Helmetag about the design concept. “It’s an interesting way to tell what might seem like divergent and, in some cases, controversial stories together with one outlook.” Read more at SEGD.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
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
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