Environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design are visual communications manifested in the physical, material world. Naturally, then, materials are the DNA of the environments and experiences that result. Materiality establishes the tone and nature of their visual vocabulary.
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The Collegiate School in New York City traces its roots back to 1628, so when it came time for the K-12 boy’s day school to move into a new and modern building, they enlisted the help of Alexander Isley Inc (New York) to help preserve the past and design future traditions.
It doesn’t happen every day that a client leaves an experiential graphic design project open-ended save for one very specific instruction: No supergraphics. The Collegiate School in Manhattan is no ordinary client.
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Traditional designers are accustomed to using materials like fabric, wood, metal, and glass to create interiors that bring buildings to life and convey narratives. Of late, however, technology has established itself as an essential component of any space, and it must be considered as necessary as any other building material.
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Avery Dennison recently announced the launch of a new portfolio of reflective vinyl films: V2000™ Beaded Reflective Film, printable V4000™ Beaded Reflective Film and Visiflex™ V8000™ Series Prismatic Reflective Vinyl. Each of the new Reflective Films can provide increased visibility in a variety of applications, including indoor signage, outdoor signage, striping, fleet wraps and more. V2000™ film is engineered specifically for flat surfaces, while V4000™ and V8000™ films can be applied to moderate curves and vehicles.
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Building on their continued partnership with West Elm, Designtex announces “3.0,” the newest capsule collection. The collection was inspired by trends seen in retail: classic textile constructions like mohair and linen and materials that feel well-loved.
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