The greatest reconstruction project in modern history is the subject of the new book Power at Ground Zero: Politics, Money and the Remaking of Lower Manhattan, written by Columbia University Professor of Real Estate Lynne B Sagalyn. The fall of the twin towers on 9/11 had an undeniable global impact, but the sixteen acres in Manhattan where the Twin Towers fell saw the most physical destruction. Released by Oxford University Press on September 9, the book is a definitive account of the post-9/11 rebuilding of Ground Zero and the Lower Manhattan district. C&G Partners is privileged to contribute cartography and infographics that synthesize a decade of research and illustrate the symbolic reconstruction project.Read More
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) announced the winning projects for the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards this past weekend in Seattle. We are honored to have received an award in the Placemaking & Identity category, for the Sanford Homestake Visitor Center in Lead, South Dakota. The Awards features designers who are "experimenting with ways to enhance users’ enjoyment of the 'real' world with creative experiential designs that communicate," as per SEGD's description.
The project includes a suite of exhibits, media programs, and environmental graphics for a Visitor Center at Sanford Lab Homestake, a sophisticated astrophysics lab that was once home to the largest and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere...Read More
Just in time for the weekend: a lighthearted clip of Star Trek actor, and Planetary Society Board Member, Robert Picardo touring our exhibits at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. His companion is the Observatory Curator, Dr. Laura Danly. We’re fans and friends of the film star, known to some as the Holographic Doctor, and of course very proud to have been a part of the Griffith renovation project that he mentions here.
C&G Partners designed 20,000 square feet of new visitor experiences for Griffith...Read More
This comprehensive signage program was part of a rebrand for the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus. One key goal was to strengthen ties to the brand of Maryland itself by using the iconic black, yellow, red, and white colors of the State. C&G Partners has been collaborating with the University for over a decade to realize this extensive system.
Along with street-level wayfinding, the sign system announces the University with rooftop and building facades visible from the nearby Camden Yards...Read More
We're proud to have designed the brand identity for the London-based Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, who celebrated their four-year anniversary this weekend. The identity combines eponymous gallery owner Kristin Hjellegjerde's initials into a custom "KH" monogram. The conjoined slab-serif letters draw on the simple vocabulary of uniform lines. Minimalistic yet distinctive, the monogram is designed to be stylistically appropriate for the art publications in which it appears.
Considering the gallery's diverse artist roster, the brand identity...Read More
The Thain Family Forest is the largest vestige of the woodlands that once covered New York City: a 50-acre swath of centuries-old native trees still thriving in the Bronx. The research site, visitor destination, and educational resource is situated at the heart of the New York Botanic Garden. C&G Partners designed a map series for the Thain Family Forest Program, which is dedicated to preserving the forest.
The map series begins with a depiction of The Thain Family Forest...Read More
This weekend at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's 35th annual cherry blossom festival, Sakura Matsuri, nature-lovers can enjoy C&G’s permanent “light on the land" sign program—along with over 60 events celebrating Japanese culture.
Implemented over the last several years, C&G’s sign program replaced a century of ad hoc signs that detracted from the Garden’s verdant character...Read More
For Earth Day, C&G is reflecting on our interpretive landscape design at the West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring, New York. The project for Scenic Hudson gave us a chance to create a unique suite of interpretive historic exhibits and graphics, and to design for conservation culture.
Before nature reclaimed the land in the early 20th century, West Point Foundry was a bustling ironworks that famously produced steam engines and civil war cannons. In 1996 Scenic Hudson purchased the land, transforming the archaeological ruins into a historic nature preserve teeming with wildlife.Read More
The Architect’s Newspaper highlights C&G Partners designs for Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, in Lead, South Dakota, in the just-posted article A science center fit for particle physicists and visitors alike. Once America’s largest gold mine, Sanford Lab is now the country's most advanced astrophysics facility.
Written by Matthew Messner, the article illustrates the Visitor Center’s educational mission...Read More
A feature article in the latest SEGD newsletter recaps the long involvement of Partners Amy Siegel and Keith Helmetag in the World Trade Center site in New York City. This "Designer's Diary" slideshow, Design Destiny: A Diary of the World Trade Center Site, chronicles decades of work done in collaboration with many peer designers and clients.Read More