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
As we begin our second decade, today we launch a redesign of our own visual identity. Our new logotype is intentionally straightforward, highly legible, makes better use of space, and is designed from the start to be a digital native.Read More
Small Project, Big Heart: Commemorating Allan Rosenfield at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health
Unveiled this week, the Allan Rosenfield Tribute Wall designed by C&G Partners commemorates the public health legend and founding dean of the renowned Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Along with Rosenfield's family, in attendance were fashion icon and amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole, former Planned Parenthood President Faye Wattleton, and others who shared the late dean's commitment to protecting women's health and public health worldwide. C&G was privileged to plan and design the project, for our client Clare Rosenfield. Of all our projects, it might have the smallest footprint, but definitely has the biggest heart.
Above, Kenneth Cole (left) and Faye Wattleton (right) at the ceremonies. (Courtesy Columbia Public Health, Copyright Jeff Weiner.)Read More
Shakespeare Unauthorized, a provocative new exhibit designed by C&G Partners, is now on view at the Boston Public Library. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the exhibition makes public the largest collection of the Bard’s work at any public institution. The project “pulls back the curtain on four hundred years of collaboration, confusion, and even literary deception that surround the plays, poems, and life of William Shakespeare.”
Although he is a cultural icon...Read More