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
Jonathan Alger shed light on disrupted storytelling at the 2017 SEGD Xlab, a conference about digital innovation and the future of experience design. The session featured C&G's digital designs that demonstrate how the studio incorporates new models of user-engagement. The session that was followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. The studio also hosted an SEGD Xlab studio innovation tour for students and industry professionals. This year’s Xlab theme—Experiences in the Era of Disruption—showcased how disruption is impacting experiential graphic design. It included presenters from Living Map, Civiq, DailyDOOH, Float4, Lab at Rockwell, Reality Interactive, Gallagher & Associates, WeWork, Intersection, and Potion, Tessellate, Two Twelve, and others.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 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
We know from experience that in a citywide emergency, New Yorkers need safe places to gather. Our longtime client, NYC Emergency Management, just launched the Share Your Space Survey to identify local spaces that can support emergency operations and outreach events, and we made them a "time lapse drawing" to help explain. The spot follows the illustrator's hand as it builds sketches of whole scenes, in a twist on the typical whiteboard video. Each individually photographed frame creates an illusion of movement that is clear, engaging, and easy to understand.
C&G Partners has worked with NYC Emergency Managment...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
KCRW-LA's blog on design and architecture, DnA, featured the design thinking behind the exhibit 'A Path Appears' at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. C&G Partners collaborated with wHY Architecture, and fabricators Cinnabar, both in Los Angeles, on this innovative and experimental project designed to act as an "open-source, interactive prototype" for social justice. C&G's Managing Partner, Jonathan Alger, speaks in the interview with KCRW's Avishay Artsy about the potential of a new kind of visitor experience.
(Pictured: Elizabeth Eshel from wHY Architecture, and Jonathan Alger from C&G Partners. Photo by Avishay Artsy, KCRW DnA.)
C&G Partners' role on the project included exhibit design, graphic design, motion graphics, audio editing, and brand identity.Read More
C&G Partners' latest project, 'Star Wars and the Power of Costume', appears prominently today in The New York Times. The exhibit, which opens tomorrow at Discovery Times Square, coincides with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', the new movie due in theaters next month. This latest exhibit features new dramatic interior design, audio and visual effects by C&G Partners. Our team worked with never-before-seen costumes (and one loveable droid) from the upcoming film. The exhibition, which runs through next fall, was designed in collaboration with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Lucasfilm, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and Running Subway Productions.Read More
C&G Partners' installation 'Curtain of Names' for The Advisory Board Company (ABC) was honored with a Merit Award in the 2015 SEGD Global Design Awards Program in the Placemaking and Identity category. Each year, The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) honors the very best in experiential graphic design worldwide.Read More
C&G's Alin Tocmacov will speak at MuseumNext, Europe's major conference on the future of museums in Geneva. Alin is joined by fellow panelists, Seb Chan, Molly Heinz, Avinash Rajagopal, Vera Sacchetti and Viviane Stappmanns to discuss The Sociable Museum. The mission of museums has expanded greatly in the past decade. In their quest to capture a bigger role amidst the cacophony of popular culture, museums have been pulling out all stops to generate conversations both within and beyond their walls. They’ve tried websites, blogs, online discussion forums, Facebook, Twitter, podcasts, mobile apps, and augmented reality devices, individually and in combination, with mixed success. How can institutions harness digital tools to design these conversations, and make them effective, memorable, and resonant? This panel of museum professionals, designers, and design critics will consider the issue at three scales: Intramuseum, Megamuseum, and Extramuseum.
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