Today is your last chance to catch Citi Summer in the Square, the summer-long event by Union Square Partnership that takes over Union Square every week with over 100 events, from fitness classes and family-friendly games to live music and dance. C&G Partners created the original visual identity and this is our third summer of producing new print collateral, graphics, and streetscape elements.Read More
Just in: C&G's Stolen Heart Video Map for the Leo Baeck Institute was selected as a finalist for the SEGD Global Design Awards 2017. The 3D-printed, projection-mapped tabletop video is the centerpiece of the exhibition “Stolen Heart: The Theft of Jewish Property in Berlin’s Historic Center, 1933–1945,” which was on view at Leo Baeck. Topographic and time-lapse elements mix with stylistic color tints and a custom musical score in the animated video portion of the experience, which is projected onto a 3D-printed, 1:1500 scale, historically accurate model of Mitte, Berlin’s center of culture, commerce and government. Technologies powering the experience include players by Brightsign and specialty projection from Christie. Read more at SEGD.Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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