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Edwin Schlossberg started his career as an artist and a poet.
Over the last 50 years Edwin Schlossberg has incorporated words and images to create art through unconventional methods. through the use of these words and images he has been able to create visual and poetic worlds in his art.
Edwin Schlossberg developed as an artist during the 1960s in New York, as a member of its dynamic art scene. Despite working with and befriending several of the most famous artists of that era – Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist – Schlossberg’s style has always been his own. While his contemporaries played with words as form, Schlossberg insisted on their meaning, creating poetry with a distinct visual style. Some of his earliest works were poems written on a typewriter on aluminum foil – he created a new application for this everyday material whose artistic value now seems obvious.
Edwin Schlossberg’s approach has always been inventive: he received Columbia University’s first combined doctorate (in Physics and English & American Literature), an accomplishment which has enabled him to write poetry and create art on subjects which might intimidate others: neuronal imaging, the earth from above, gravity, systems mapping and other subjects. By making them visual, he has made them legible outside of the technologic and scientific realm.
Major projects that he has been involved in include:
- The Statue of Liberty Museum
- Mount Fuji World Heritage Center
- Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
- Barclays Media Experience
- Columbia Center
- 300 N Wacker Drive
- The College Basketball Experience
- Time Warner Home of the Future
- Infinity at NASA Stennis Space Center
- Sony Wonder Technology Lab
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
- The Children's Museum of Los Angeles
- Bernheim Arboretum
- Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
- Innovation Station at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
- Country Music Hall of Fame: The Night Train to Nashville
- eBay Main Street
- The Beacon at PNC Tower
- 151 N. Franklin Street
- 110 High Street
- Wells Fargo Center
- Dream Cube: World Expo 2010
- 575 Fifth Avenue
- and many more
At ESI Design Edwin Schlossberg and his team have also developed innovative knowledge sharing networks, communication and gaming platforms. By integrating digital technology, digital media and visual and physical design elements, Schlossberg and his multidisciplinary team have designed immersive and interactive environments that audiences and customers engage and collaborate in deeper, more meaningful ways.
See his work at ESI Design.