Storytelling plays a central role in the C&G Partners-designed interactive ice cream museum at the new Ample Hills Creamery factory in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In addition to the 12,500 sq. ft. production space, currently the largest ice cream factory in NYC, the location features an additional 2,000 sq. feet for the interactive ice cream museum, retail dipping counter, and expansive party areas. The visitor journey recounts how cofounder husband and wife duo Brian Smith and Jackie Cuscuna became ice cream purveyors, explains the manufacturing process, and highlights the fast-growing company’s local roots. This includes wall graphics incorporating the line from Walt Whitman’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry that inspired the its name: “I too lived—Brooklyn of ample hills was mine.”Read More
“LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs” opened last week at the San Diego History Center—ahead of San Diego Pride weekend, held only a short walk away from the exhibit location. C&G Partners is proud to design the first exhibition in Balboa Park focused on the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The show drew staggering 2,000 visitors during the opening week with an expected 250,000 visitors during its run until January 2020.Read More
How do you make a university welcome center inviting, inclusive and accessible to the deaf community? This was our challenge when designing the visitor experience of the newly unveiled Maguire Welcome Center at Gallaudet University (GU), a premier institution of learning, teaching, and research for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. For the project, C&G Partners worked in collaboration with the university and Dangermond Keane Architecture to create a visitor experience specifically for “deaf eyes.” You can read the press reviews on Graphic Design USA and SEGD.Read More
Final touches at the U.S. Embassy in London, including signage and graphics done by C&G Partners, are being installed as part of an on-going process to relocate State Department operations in their new Battersea headquarters. Congratulations to the extensive team: Kieran Timberlake architects, landscape architects Olin, and others.
Featured below is a CNC milled and hand carved seal as well as listing of Ministers and Ambassadors that anchors the reception lobby. Stay tuned for more photographs featuring our interior and exterior signage and wayfinding program.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
The often heard San Diegan inquiry—And where is the River?—is answered through the Oculus Well, a digital installation at the center of the Junípero Serra Museum Welcome Center. The studio designed the installation, along with several planned exhibit phases that were part of the Junípero Serra Museum restoration.Read More
This week, we teamed up again with AAM (American Alliance of Museums) and NAME (National Association for Museum Exhibition) for the annual NAME Summer Mixer. The event brought together exhibition-minded folks and emerging museum professionals for an evening of networking and mingling—over summer-themed cocktails and snacks, of course.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
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