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
Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community opens next week, on Saturday, March 11, at the San Diego History Center. Designed by C&G Partners, the exhibition chronicles the contributions and experiences of Jews in San Diego from the mid-19th century until today through interactive installations, immersive media, interpretive graphics, and historic artifacts. A centerpiece of the project is custom lettering for the exhibition drawn by the firm.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
Partner Keith Helmetag will be part of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards jurors panel this year. A multiple SEGD Award recipient himself, Keith will bring decades of expertise in signage, wayfinding, exhibit and environmental design to the 10-person, multi-disciplinary panel. Now open for submission, the SEGD award is the only global program focused on user experiences in built environments. "Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for experiential graphic design...from interactive multimedia environments to complex hospital wayfinding systems, and from branded corporate environments to museum exhibitions."Read More
This month, Hearst is celebrating 10 years of their iconic New York City headquarters—Hearst Tower—with the exhibition Building with History: The Exhibit, featuring work by tower architects Foster + Partners. Here at C&G, we are looking back at our milestone projects for this longtime client, include the Hearst Tower sign program; the interactive exhibition for Hearst's flagship publication Good Housekeeping; and a construction barricade that could be called the biggest magazine rack in the world.
Foster + Partners' 44-story addition to the original 1928, Art Deco building transformed Hearst Tower...Read More