Focused on reaching a very diverse audience with a message of comfort and safety, Calori &Vanden-Eynden designed the signage for Planned Parenthood of New York City’s new health and education center in Queens. The result is beautiful, economical, and so effective it has become the model for other similar centers across the country.
Everywhere we go, signs surround us. Words and pictograms tell us where we are, arrows and directions show us where to go. But do they help? Do we really need signs?
For this part, I interviewed Donald Marinelli, who gave one of most compelling, wild and informative presentations on next generation audiences I ever heard at TEA Connect’s 2013 SATE (Story + Architecture + Technology = Entertainment) conference in Savannah, Georgia.
It's a busy year for the profession and firm leaders are starting to act on new opportunities brought about by where we are in the economic cycle. SEGD is doing great and working on next steps to keep the momentum going on improving benefits for members.
On the subject of "going digital", many organizations are on the spectrum. Unless you are one of those Luddites at the shore throwing spears to keep the digerati boats at bay, by now you get the rationales for going digital, but what you may not realize is that the rate of change is exponential.
Pentagram created an identity that features a wordmark set in the literary serif Didot, with the clean, modern Futura as the supporting font. The logotype is accompanied by a distinctive mark that combines the iconic shape of an Adirondack chair and books on a shelf. A color palette in cool shades of ocean blue completes the new look.
"That Richard Poulin has created yet another stunning, essential book on architecture and graphic design comes as no surprise. His books will be a defining, canonical reference for an entire discipline," says Jonathan Alger of C&G Partners of the new publication.
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Mike Wolff announced his retirement as Chairman of the SDS, after steering the organization since 2006. He is succeeded by Sian Kelly, Director with the wayfinding and experiential graphic design consultancy The Velvet Principle.
The infographic outlines some of the main features to look out for if you’re selecting an accessible font.