Boston Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Samuel Pease, Boston Chapter Chair
Samuel Pease
Jessica Grant
Kayte Muse, Director of Branded Environments, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates
Kayte Muse
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SGA job posted on Nov 30
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

AMTRAK's Acela, AMTRAK/National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
AMTRAK's Acela
Voiceprint at Emerson College
Voiceprint at Emerson College
Oxford Street Parking Facility, Harvard Planning and Real Estate, Arrowstreet Graphic Design
Oxford Street Parking Facility
United Airlines Hangar Mural, Pentagram
United Airlines Hangar Mural
Remembering Boston's Children, Thomas Starr
Remembering Boston's Children
Levi's Original Spin Store Design, Levi Strauss & Co., Morla Design
Levi's Original Spin Store Design

Boston, MA Blog

Earlier this year, member firm Arrowstreet's Graphic Design Studio conducted a “Sustainability in EGD” survey. Please find a message from Arrowstreet below as well as a link to the full article and survey results:

Arrowstreet’s Graphic Design Studio surveyed fellow Boston-area designers to see what, if any, resources they use and how they approach the subject of sustainability in their practice. We interviewed fabricators to learn how they incorporated environmental practices in their shops and took classes to learn more about the use of healthy materials. While there are still no quick and easy answers, we do know the first step is asking questions and sharing information. Our hope is by sharing our findings, we will be able to create a network of interested people to continue the conversation.

Click here to check out Arrowstreet’s “Sustainability in EGD” full article + survey results

This is just the beginning of an important conversation for our members. SEGD Boston would like to thank Lauren Haggerty, Donald Suthard, Jenna Carolan, and Jessica Roach of Arrowstreet for their contribution. 

Please join us next Wednesday September 23rd as we welcome our new co-chair, Jessica Grant and delve into one of her favorite design topics, typography design! Typography is at the core of the work we do and is something we are constantly addressing in our projects. Whether we're selecting an appropriate typeface or testing sizes for legibility, considerations like these are imperative to a successful project outcome. And of course, many of us just love typography for the sake of admiring beautiful letterforms.

To get to the root of typography design, we wanted to bring in some experts to talk about their process of designing typography. We've invited Dyana Weissman, David Ross, and Eben Sorkin to share stories of how they became type designers, show some of their work and give a virtual tour of their studios. We will also leave some time for a Q&A. 

Dyana Weissman
For over 15 years, Dyana Weissman has been working with clients across various industries such as Comedy Central, Disney, Ford, the MoMA, and The Washington Post. Currently, she is the Custom Type Director at Type Network, where she manages and creates large families in traditional static and variable font formats. Previously, she was Senior Custom Designer at The Font Bureau. Her approach to work is influenced by humanity itself: She aims to make genuine connections with clients and believes that the most memorable designs are endearingly imperfect. She stretches her other creative muscles by writing for Typographica and Alphabettes, taking photographs, and promoting independent film. She stretches her literal muscles by hiking as often as she can.

David Jonathan Ross 
David draws letters of all shapes and sizes for custom and retail typeface designs. A native of Los Angeles, He began drawing typefaces at Hampshire College and joined The Font Bureau in 2007 where he honed his bézier-wrangling skills. Now he lives in the woods of Western Massachusetts and publishes his typeface designs at his own foundry, DJR, as well as working on projects with Type Network and developing unusual display faces for his Font of the Month Club.

Eben Sorkin
Eben is a type designer and art director living in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, USA. His company is Sorkin Type Co. He is also the Art Director and a type designer for Darden Studio in Brooklyn. He has an MA degree in type design from the University of Reading in the UK. Eben is most known for his widely-used font family Merriweather. He also art directed the expansion of Joshua Darden's typeface Halsey which was renamed Halyard. He designed it in collaboration with Josh and Lucas Sharp. Currently, the unconventional expansion of the family Birra is underway. He is also pushing to release a new web-based tool for testing visual quality in fonts called EQX. This project is Google-funded libre software and is free to use or modify.

EVENT DETAILS:
Where: via Zoom Mtg
When: Sept 23, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register/RSVP Here!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


We look forward to seeing you there!

Your SEGD Boston Co-Chairs, 

Sam Pease | [email protected]
Kayte Muse | [email protected]
Jessica Grant | [email protected]

Contact us for chapter sponsorship and event interests! 

 

A Light and Sound Experience: Klip Collective

SEGD Boston is excited to continue our virtual programming with a new and unique opportunity to engage with speakers from outside of the Boston Area. Join us for an evening of enchantment, inspiration, and exploration of immersive environments, projection mapping, and virtual reality, with the creative director, and founder of Klip Collective, Ricardo Rivera.

With this new event format we have the opportunity to connect with Ric and learn about his past, as a rave VJ and documentary editor, and his experience as a filmmaker and his work at the Sundance Film Festival. Ric is a true pioneer of video projection mapping, earning him a United States patent for his technological breakthroughs in the medium.

Founded in 2003, Klip Collective is a studio of collaborators including animators, programmers, lighting designers, sound designers, composers and fabricators. The Klip team produces large-scale, immersive installation art throughout the US.

Their experience has afforded Klip the opportunity to partner with clients such as Target, Adidas, Gillette, Red Bull, The Central Park Conservancy, and BalletX. Further opportunities include installations using the natural environment as their canvas. Using light and sound, the Klip team helped Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) twice to come alive in a whole new way with their Nightscape installation, and followed up these success stories with Infinity Crystal and Desert Chorale part of the Electric Desert installation at the Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix, AZ).

Let’s give a warm Boston Chapter welcome to our friends from Philadelphia, with this unique opportunity to learn, engage, and be inspired by Ric and Klip’s work in this amazing field of immersive art.

EVENT DETAILS:

Where: via Zoom Mtg - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW
When: June 4, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot and receive an email with your access link!!!

The New York Chapter invites you to join us as we continue the Living Room Lecture Series with our next speakers: Chris Calori and David Vanden-Eynden of Entro/CVEDesign.

 
Join from the comfort of your home on Thursday May 28, 2020 at 12:30pm for a dynamic, interactive session hosted by two of the most influential figures in our industry.
 
As founding partners of CVEDesign, David and Chris have spent their careers helping to build, promote, and refine the field of EGD. David is a Fellow of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) and a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). His work has been honored by the SEGD, AIA, IDSA, the AIGA, and the City of New York, and has been published in numerous national and international books and periodicals. 
 
Chris is a Fellow of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), a Professional Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), New York Chapter, and a longtime member of the AIGA. Her work has received awards from the SEGD, AIA, IDSA, AIGA, and the City of New York, and has been featured in national and international books and periodicals. 
 
They literally wrote the book on EGD as the authors of Signage and Wayfinding Design, the acclaimed  book that is found on the shelves of many design professionals and which has become a staple of numerous university EGD curriculums. Committed design thinkers and educators, Chris and David have taught and lectured on design at professional conferences and notable universities. Together, they share life, love, and design, and continue to contribute so much to the industry we all care so much about.
 
Our gathering on the 28th will begin with a wonderful visual presentation and be followed by a live interview as well as an open forum Q&A session. Aside from being informative and enjoyable, this will, of course, be another opportunity to join with our fellow chapter members in Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC during this - our second - virtual regional chapter event. 
 
EVENT DETAILS:
Where: via Zoom Mtg - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
When: May 28, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Please be sure to register in advance to reserve your spot and gain access!!!
 
The Boston Chapter did a truly excellent job of organizing and running the first event, and we look forward to continuing to work together to provide a platform for us to all come together, learn, and share in the second part of this evolving multipart series.
 
We hope you are all staying well, and we look forward to connecting on the 28th.
 
In good health,
SEGD New York, SEGD Boston, SEGD Philadelphia & SEGD Washington DC

Rich Burns, served as our third president, as a longtime member of the board of and in 1987 along with Jim Glass, was selected as one of the Society’s first Fellows. His firm, the GNU Group was an offshoot of his position as an in-house graphics group within the landscape architectural firm, the SWA Group. The firm’s early entry into the world of signage came about when SWA was asked to design the sign program for a new master planned community. Recognizing that he knew precious little about sign program design and invited by his old classmate, John Berry to attend the first ad-hoc meeting of what would become SEGD, he was compelled to attend. The rest as they say is history, which Rich shared in this first of our virtual meetings.

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