This fall, C&G Partners longtime client Union Square Partnership once again revealed the depth of the district's culinary community at the 21st Harvest in the Square. Chefs from neighborhood restaurants served signature dishes, used fresh local produce, and paired it all with local wines and microbrews. C&G Partners was once again tapped to create visual branding, event design and graphics for this mouth-watering annual fundraiser. Harvest purple and gold foregrounded curious botanical forms built from silhouettes of silverware, and the imagery spread across banners, menus, invitations, table top signs, posters, ads, and other Harvest material. The playful compositions were designed to suggest leaves in a burst of fall breeze. Most delicious of all, the event raised significant funds to support the community.Read More
The Smithsonian's newest museum in Washington, D.C., the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), made history when it opened this weekend as the only national museum exclusively dedicated to African American culture. C&G Partners is thrilled and overjoyed about this milestone for the Museum. We are also humbled to have played a small role, creating the digital Guestbook and Member Honor Roll that helps visitors leave something of themselves behind when they enter or leave. NMAAHC is the latest example of this digital guestbook project: there is a story behind the evolution of the idea, and a history of other installations leading up to this one.
To digitize the traditional elements of a guestbook...Read More
Heartfelt congratulations to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), opening to the public this past weekend in Washington D.C. with the help of many dignitaries and luminaries. The long-awaited NMAAHC is the only national museum exclusively dedicated to the documentation of African American experience, and C&G Partners is privileged to have played a role. Our Guestbook and Member Honor Roll for the museum gives visitors a new, digitally integrated way to leave something of themselves behind.Read More
We're getting into the 2016 Summer Olympic spirit by revisiting an exhibition project, Faster, Higher, Stronger, at Manhattan's Time Warner Center that showcased 50-years of Olympic photography by Sports Illustrated.
Pegged to the Athens Summer Olympic Games in 2004, the exhibit architecture makes bold use of interlocking rings from the traditional Olympic symbol...Read More
We're teaming up with the National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME) for a summer mixer. Members can Mingle with exhibition-minded folks, learn more about the association and tour our creative studio—all while enjoying Rio-themed drinks and snacks in honor of the 2016 Olympics.
New York NAMEers join us on Tuesday, August 9, from 6-8 pm at C&G's Union Square studio. RSVP to NAMEmidAtlantic@gmail.com by August 7.Read More
SEGD's list of The 20 Most Influential Exhibit Designs this Century, released today, includes C&G's Against The Odds at The Museum of Jewish Heritage. The article includes projects from the last 16 years that show significant innovation, inspiration and raise the bar for exhibit design.
"This thoughtful project encouraged visitors to learn about the lives of refugees and rescuers through various media," the article says...Read More
Annual reports are not only published by for-profit companies, and despite what we assume they're not all turning digital. The rumored "renaissance of print" is evident in communication design and organizations of all kinds. After wrapping up another annual report season, we realize that our nonprofit clients including The Rockefeller University, Union Square Partnership, Kress Foundation, and American Council of Learned Societies, although very different all agree financial reporting is a must and pick print as their medium of choice.
Our longest standing annual report design is for the Kress Foundation, who promote the enjoyment and understanding of European Art and Architecture through education, grants, and fellowships.
Each year, the Kress report is designed around a carefully curated selection of portraits...Read More
JPMorgan Chase & Co wins a Bronze APEX Award, at the 2016 Digital Signage Expo, for the Food Truck Animation located in their Manhattan headquarters.The C&G-designed animation is part of a larger video media wall created to emphasize discovery and utility within a corporate environment.
The animation geo-locates popular food trucks in Midtown, from the Mexican eatery Calexico to...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
The largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting, runs May 26-29 in Washington, DC. This year the meeting explores how themes of power, influence, and responsibility shape the work of museums locally and internationally.On May 28, C&G Managing Partner Jonathan Alger and Skirball Cultural Center Vice President Sheri Bernstein will be on a panel together to discuss learnings from our exhibition A Path Appears: Actions for A Better World. Trailblazing exhibitions at the Oakland Museum of California and San Diego Museum of Man will also be discussed.
The panel, Papa Don't Preach: Compelling Issues-Based Exhibitions, delves into how we can create museum experiences that address serious societal issues, do justice to complex topics...Read More