Placemaking and Identity News

Davis Marketing Associates (DMA) now represents Provis Graphics
10/19/2020

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Davis Marketing Associates (DMA) now represents Provis Graphic, a leading European wholesale manufacturer of trim-less, low-profile UL-listed LED-illuminated letterforms.

2020 SEGD Wayfinding + Placemaking NOW, Sept. 17-18
09/09/2020

How do professionals who design and build experiential spaces create spaces that engage and connect people, when gathering is a risk and possible futures are unclear? SEGD’s two-day event fosters dialogues on designing public spaces that feel safe and welcoming amid the current global turmoil.

Fathom Studio Develops Signage System for Yukon University
08/25/2020

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"Sushi"
04/15/2020

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api(+) announces new store design for urban flagship store Lee's Market, called Lee's 4th West. The space is a small urban concept that is now open within a high-end apartment building in downtown Salt Lake City.

The Canopy at 900 North Michigan Shops
03/20/2020

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The Canopy at Chicago's iconic upscale retail destination 900 North Michigan Shops was unveiled in late 2017 as a key part of a major reimagining of the 465,000 square foot shopping center.

Ware Malcomb Announces Completion of Ultimate Software Offices
12/17/2019

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Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, recently announced construction is complete on the new offices of Ultimate Software located at 55 2nd Street in the financial district of San Francisco.

Watchfire Signs Completes Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience Renovation
11/25/2019

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Louisiana Children’s Museum Debuts New Branding
09/12/2019

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A Punctuated Experience for Alexander Isley, Inc.
09/10/2019

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Last year, Alexander Isley Inc. Designers (Redding, Conn.) started work with HMA2 Architects on the development of an environmental design program for The Westport Library (Westport, Conn.). After many months of transforming the space, the new library is open and up and running.

ESI Design "Sensing Change" in Chicago
08/27/2019

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Federal Heath Installing Next-Gen Tech for World’s Biggest Video Screen
07/16/2019

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2019 SEGD Wayfinding & Placemaking event takes place in Philadelphia, PA, August 1-2.
06/17/2019

PHILADELPHIA—Wayfinding & Placemaking design continue to be the heart of experiential graphic design practice worldwide.

Signs By Tomorrow at the International Spy Museum
06/03/2019

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Lorenc+Yoo Design Complete Lucerne Town Project (image: angelic sculptures)
05/20/2019

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Brothers Marketplace Waltham Wins at the 2019 design:retail Spectrum Awards (image: woman checks out at store)
03/25/2019

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The design for Brothers Marketplace, a next-generation concept, gourmet grocer, won a design award for POP/Signage & Graphics at the design:retail Spectrum Awards competition on Friday, March 1, 2018.

Exploration and Whimsy at Calgary Library (image: Calgary Library signage)
03/08/2019

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The stunning new Calgary Central Library is an inspiring vision of what a public space can be. Designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG, the building welcomes, reflects and engages with its community.

ArtHouse Design Creates New Brand for Global Foundation
02/04/2019

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Ware Malcomb Announces Construction Complete on CBRE
01/17/2019

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2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced
12/14/2018

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2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Opens for Entries
12/03/2018

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Awards to honor excellence in experiential graphic design connecting people to place

Redesign and New Art Program for Black Falcon Pier
11/08/2018

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Jackie and Harold Spielman Children's Library
11/06/2018

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Waltzing Matilda Centre
10/09/2018

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api(+) Designs Sol Shades Airport Store
09/15/2018

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Mactac Helps Makeover America’s Dog & Burger
08/28/2018

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Tustin Arch Monument (Allison Richter Photography)
07/18/2018

The City of Tustin, Calif., is in the midst of constructing a 1,600-acre planned community that will ultimately consist of more than 4,000 residential units and 9 million square feet of commercial

ESI Design Renovates Portland’s Historic Power + Light Building
07/12/2018

Oregon’s Public Service Building, built in 1928, was designed by renowned West Coast architect A.E. Doyle.

Reflect and PixelFLEX™ open the windows for Levi’s on Market Street
06/12/2018

At their flagship retail location on Market and 4th Street in San Francisco, Levi’s® brand managers wanted to increase consumer engagement for their 8000-square foot retail space.

Join us at the 2018 SEGD Wayfinding and Placemaking event in Los Angeles
06/04/2018

LOS ANGELES—Wayfinding and placemaking design continue to be the heart of experiential graphic design practice worldwide.

Endpoint Celebrates Another Award-winning Year
06/04/2018

Endpoint is proud to announce that their international wayfinding teams have scooped up two top industry awards—including a much-coveted Gold Transform Award for wayfinding strategy, creative desig

Gensler Illustrates a New York City Vibe
05/09/2018

An international financial institution wanted its newly relocated headquarters to inspire employees and create a culture unique to its New York locale.

Mactac Product in Action in Tampa, Fla.
04/27/2018

When the time came to renovate its Tampa, Fla. location, The CI Group decided its values should be proudly displayed on a long, exposed interior brick wall within the space.

Comcast's Studio Xfinity Washington D.C.
03/19/2018

Gensler designed the flagship space to reflect the company’s brand promise while being able to adapt to future growth in the tech marketplace.

Lorenc+Yoo Study Contrasts in Chinese Convention Centers
03/08/2018

Lorenc+Yoo paired with longtime collaborator, tvsdesign, to create the branding and wayfinding signage for the Zhumadian International Agricultural Expo Center (Zhumadian, China) and the

Pentagram Goes to Titletown
01/12/2018

Pentagram created the identity and environmental graphics for Titletown, which recently opened in Green Bay, Wis.—home to the Green Bay Packers and adjacent to their legendary Lambeau Field.

2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Jury Announced
12/07/2017

Christina Lyons of the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) leads the multidisciplinary team of acclaimed designers.

Pirogov Children’s Hospital
11/27/2017

The America for Bulgaria Foundation has once again tapped Lee Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership’s interior exhibit design and graphic design expertise to re-imagine Pirogo

2018 SEGD Global Design Awards Set to Open for Entries on Dec. 1
11/27/2017

The 2018 SEGD Global Design Awards, the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment, will officially open for entries on December 1, 2017.

Airspace and The Breeze
10/12/2017

Airspace (New York) is excited to announce their new adaptive reuse project in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn set to open in Summer 2018.

Congratulations to Infinite Scales three partners: Amy Lukas, Cameron Smith and Molly Mazollini
09/15/2017

It all started in 2002 after designing the Winter Olympics Games. It was one of those, "well that was fun, but what do we do now?" moments.

Paul Hastings, Gensler Brand Design
08/25/2017

Eager to create an innovative new space in New York to support the firm’s next generation, Paul Hastings engaged Gensler to plan and design a progressive new workplace that celebrates the firm’s di

Colfax Avenue Branding
08/10/2017

Colfax Avenue is looking brighter, and people are taking notice.

Everything Wine, SmartDesign Group
08/04/2017

The much anticipated Everything Wine Vancouver location is now open, unveiling an updated look for the celebrated wine store.

Moss at Adidas Flagship NYC
08/02/2017

To celebrate its shoe release for global NBA hoops star James Harden, Adidas used Moss' new eMotion™ animated lightboxes in the windows in its New York flagship store.

api(+) Organic Garage Toronto
07/27/2017

On July 5, 2017, api(+) client Organic Garage opened its new flagship store in Toronto’s west-end Junction neighborhood. This new 15,000-square-foot store is the chain’s third location.

Ohio State Interpretive Signage
07/17/2017

If you have walked the Ohio State University campus it is most likely you have been standing on the site of the old Ohio Field torn down in 1922.

National Geographic MARS Launch Party Graphics Set Stage For Future Of Space Travel
06/23/2017

MARS kicked off its premiere at the Beverly Hilton with a photo booth, cosmic cocktails, book signings and awe-inspiring graphics.

Selbert Perkins Design at the Waterside District Norfolk, Virginia.
06/16/2017

Selbert Perkins Design recently collaborated with The Cordish Companies to create the new Brand Identity and Branded Environment for The Waterside District in Norfolk, Virginia.

06/14/2017

The Eighth Annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit took place May 22–24, 2017, at the Cleveland Convention Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards!
06/13/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winning projects in the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards were announced on June 10 at the

Boston Pizza by Shikatani Lacroix
05/04/2017

The digital content is presented on an engaging Boston Pizza digital canvas layered throughout the environment that positions Boston Pizza as the ultimate provider of sports content for professional sports fans and local teams alike.

Campus One by Entro
04/26/2017

CampusOne is an exciting new 890-bed student residence on College Street and Spadina Avenue at the University of Toronto. Located across the street from UofT’s main campus, the residence is steps from many Toronto destinations and offers five-star amenities, furnished suites, a dining program for students and on-site security.

UMBC Gateway Urban Sign
02/17/2017

Urban Sign was awarded a 2016 Craftsmanship Award by the Building Congress & Exchange.

LHSA+DP JetBlue Junior Playspace
02/09/2017

LHSA+DP recently completed a new aviation-themed interactive playspace for JetBlue airlines.

Avery Dennison LA Office
02/07/2017

The Avery Dennison corporate offices at 207 Goode Avenue, often referred to as 207, in Glendale, California were designed to be a modern workspace reflective of the company’s innovative spiri

Sprinkles Cupcakes Graphic Wall
02/06/2017

Sprinkles Cupcakes is a Beverly Hills, California-based chain established in 2005 by Candace Nelson, a judge on the television series Cupcake Wars.

C&VE Parkade on 8th Philadelphia
02/02/2017

Working with a design team headed by architects WRT Design (Philadelphia) and a very limited budget, C&VE helped transform the under-whelming parking structure into one of Philadelphia’s m

Calgary Airport Signage and Wayfinding
01/26/2017

Designed by architecture firm Dialog, The Calgary Airport Authority’s International Facilities Project adds two new concourses (D and E) and 24 additional gates to support the growing number of U.S

Calgary Co-op Brand Design
01/20/2017

Calgary Co-op was the first supermarket located in the region and now boasts more than 440,000 members.

2017 SEGD Design Awards Jury
12/08/2016

Paul McConnell of Intersection (New York) heads the acclaimed multidisciplinary design task force.

Ebay entry by ESI
12/07/2016

The centerpiece of the entry to Main Street is a 15-foot touchscreen wall where employees and visitors can tap icons representing cars, shoes, handbags, and other goods, then see how many items were sold in that category in the past few hours or days.

Michael Courtney Design thank you card
12/06/2016

Two of the creative industry’s leading publications, Graphis and Graphic Design USA, have recognized Michael Courtney Design with multiple awards for promotional pieces and branded experiential graphics systems.

Atlassian by brandculture
12/05/2016

The BrandCulture team printed over 5,000 squares of color and set out to design a mural that celebrates Atlassian’s leadership in the tech space; then they rolled up their sleeves and began sticking the squares to the wall, one pixel at a time.

MCP UAE by arthouse
11/29/2016

The country's rich history inspired the firm to create culturally responsive designs including a comprehensive, bilingual wayfinding and signage program for the park that represents the local culture, landscape and wildlife, from the dress code and red crescent emblem to the Hajar Mountains and date palm.

Paysages front cover
11/29/2016

"In heritage landscapes, integrity and authenticity are key to our understanding of time," says John deWolf of Form Media in his article titled Old Places:New Connections in an issue exploring landscapes touched by time.

UMBC by Urban Sign
11/28/2016

The sign descends to 3 ft. on the right, "gloving" over the unique shape of the formed-concrete base. The biggest challenge in fabrication was consistently forming the sign to the undulations of the base.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards
11/22/2016

Awards Program to Honor Design that Connects People to Place

Ray Chung head shot
11/21/2016

Cooper Carry’s move to expand its restaurant design and hospitality interiors practice through The Johnson Studio at COOPER CARRY comes after the two design firms joined forces earlier this year. The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry is currently working on twenty projects across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Deloitte Orbis by Entro
11/18/2016

Udo Schliemann of Entro says that, “With conventional privacy films you feel blocked off, [at Deloitte] privacy films on closed offices are private, but still open enough that you feel you are part of what’s going on.”

Parker by api(+)
11/17/2016

Prototype design services included brand strategy, store planning, graphics and branded architecture. The new design includes an easy-to-duplicate kit of parts that will be rolled out during store remodels and into new stores.

Fashion Show by Daktronics
11/15/2016

The Fashion Show project consists of 10,000 square feet of LED video displays reaching 112 feet at the tallest point. The video displays feature more than 12 million LEDs to create more than four million pixels across 7,000 LED modules to provide 281 trillion colors for high contrast vibrant imagery.

Sundance by mactac
11/03/2016

As a preferred vendor of HP, Mactac was approached to supply the print media for two large walls spanning from the lobby to the conference room area. The end results are representative of a valued partnership that left the Sundance Institute team ecstatic with their space.

Arrowstreet for Boston Public Library
11/02/2016

As part of Arrowstreet's work at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square, their graphics team designed an engaging mosaic featuring an interpretation of the City of Boston created entirely out of over 1,000 hardcover books.

eaton centre by creative edge
10/31/2016

CODAworx passion lies in bringing this community together in one place, connecting them with the resources needed to create amazing projects, and showcasing those projects to the world. And hopefully, in the process, inspiring more amazing projects.

JP Atlanta by Poulin + Morris
10/25/2016

"The challenge of JP Atlanta,” said Richard Poulin, “was to create an identity with a clear reference to the 1960s and the era of the initial development of Peachtree Center without producing something static or dated.”

BookHampton by Pentagram
10/20/2016

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.

B.Bim by Mactac
10/11/2016

Mactac and and their partner found the best combination of materials and fabrication solutions for the graphics for the popular fast casual eatery in Chicago, matching a variety of applications to wall and window surfaces—and meeting an aggressive timeline.

zheshang by SLC
10/10/2016

The new branch designs include several innovative technological upgrades such as a digital queuing system, internet-enabled tablets that customers can use while they wait, an electronic learning zone with a curved digital screen to answer questions and educate customers on CZ Bank’s wide range of services, and an innovative virtual reality zone where customers can experience a virtual banking concierge or relax in a beautiful park setting.

api(+) for Fresh Thyme
10/05/2016

The original design concept for Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is already winning awards, from both Grocery Headquarters and Progressive Grocer magazines. api(+)'s services included brand strategy, store planning, prototype design, graphics, architecture and rollout.

ex;it for Innovation Plaza
09/28/2016

Philadelphia’s newest oasis is in the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park. Designed by ex;it in partnership with Andropogon Associates, the formerly nondescript pedestrian walkway within the University City Science Center is now a vibrant space that centers the 14-acre campus.

ESI for Wells Fargo
09/26/2016

ESI designed five 86-foot floor-to-ceiling LED columns that are six times the resolution of normal HD. The monolithic screens display dynamic pre-produced and generative media inspired by the Mile High City’s natural wonders.

McCann for VCC
09/19/2016

The global integrator McCann Systems recently received two of the industry’s prestigious Commercial Integrator Integration Awards, presented at InfoComm, the largest professional audiovisual trade

entro for whitney
09/14/2016

Entro's under­stand­ing of the effect of color, typog­ra­phy and photog­ra­phy on human percep­tion allowed them to collab­o­rate with their clients to create sensory expe­ri­ences that enrich over­all percep­tion and engage­ment with the orga­ni­za­tional brand.

lance wyman designlogs page
09/02/2016

Since 1973, Lance Wyman has logged his daily output. Nothing is ever thrown away: everything is logged with meticulous care. All the pages of Lance's "designlogs" have been photographed, edited and made into a beautifully designed book, now available on Kickstarter.

white design for unicell
08/26/2016

Unicell wanted to show off their revolutionary new electric delivery vehicle to some of the biggest players at Discovery, Canada’s Premier Innovation Showcase. WSD helped rebrand the effort by changing the name and tagline, and creating a new graphic look for the vehicle and support materials as well.

floar4 meraas walk
08/23/2016

The project comprises more than 30 LED installations in 21 different formats and nearly 30 high-res projectors totaling over 80,000,000 pixels. The project represents a major challenge for content production, made even more difficult by the fact that the majority of installations are located outside.

York Link logo
08/15/2016

The firm created a strategic rebrand of its economic development program York Link, formerly Centres and Corridors. Shikatani Lacroix developed a fully integrated marketing and communications strategy, which included a new logo, tagline and brand guidelines, designed to promote the region as the place “where talent and opportunity intersect.”

rethink nyc by isley
08/10/2016

An ambitious, comprehensive plan to reimagine New York City-area public transit stands out with a simple, strong, and easily identifiable wordmark used in combination with the studio’s persuasive informational presentations, which are well considered, compelling and quite beautiful in their own right.

citgo sign by Arthur King
08/04/2016

“We’ve simply embraced it for its quirkiness,” says William Fowler, a distinguished professor of history at Northeastern University. “Can you imagine today someone in Boston wanting to put up a monument to an oil company?”

ESI Terrell Place
07/18/2016

Designers transformed the building's common areas with 1,700-square-feet of motion-activated media that provides a cutting edge experience while honoring the site’s past. Diffused LED wall displays in the main lobbies and corridor are activated by passersby via an infrared camera system, creating beautiful scenes that ebb and flow with the morning rush and the afternoon lull.

Rockwell She Loves Me
07/06/2016

David Rockwell of Rockwell Group (New York) won a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for the musical She Loves Me! David’s set for the Roundabout Theater’s Broadway revival centers on a jewel-box parfumerie that mirrors the emotions of the narrative as it dances to the score.

VC Hormel
06/29/2016

An addition to the existing facility included a new two story east lobby that now features wallpaper patterns designed by Visual Communications Senior Experiential Graphic Designer Jesse Yungner, and microscopic images turned into design elements by Principal Constance Carlson.

Westpac by Frost
06/24/2016

A Bronze at the LAUS awards went to Urbanite (part of the Frost* collective brand) for their design of signage, wayfinding, graphics and placemaking elements for Westpac's new 28-floor headquarters. Urbanite’s sophisticated design added to the space by creating large, innovative and mindful pieces of branded storytelling to increase staff engagement and allow the brand to resonate with subtlety.

Alexander Isley image of Global Health Forum identity
06/07/2016

The firm based the visual approach on cues taken from the designs of engraved historical bank notes and medical illustrations, places in which the themes of financing, health and medicine happened to overlap perfectly.

Younts design for Wrigley Field
06/01/2016

Beginning with the bleachers, Younts Design created pageantry, wayfinding, concessions and sponsorship signage—including a replica of the outfield ivy wall for photo ops and historic Otis Shepard hand-painted graphics.

daktronics image of Coke sign
05/25/2016

At 2,200 sq. ft., this display is one of the largest of its kind in professional sports and the largest to show brand specific advertising. The LED freeform puck-shaped elements are spaced 35mm apart, can be integrated seamlessly with other displays at Citi Field and provide a unique aspect to every event.

image of Harbinger work for Jaguars
05/11/2016

Since the Jacksonville Jaguars launched in 1995, Harbinger has been all in with their headquarter hometown franchise.

BB King Blues Club image
05/04/2016

Lorenc+Yoo Design teamed with Dale & Partners to merge architecture and interior design with vintage-inspired signage, large hand-painted murals, marquee signs and even old time incandescent and neon lighting at the BB King Blues Club.

Pacific City identity and wayfinding (RSM Design)
03/22/2016

RSM Design (San Clemente, Calif.) helped shape the name, identity and wayfinding and graphics program for Pacific City, a new retail experience across from the famed Huntington Beach pier.

Westpac wayfinding and signage by Urbanite/Frost*
03/01/2016

Urbanite, the branded environments studio of Frost*Collective (Sydney), designed signage, wayfinding, graphics and placemaking elements for Westpac Group, an initial tenant in the new Barangaroo development on Sydney's foreshore.

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