How an unbuilt project, a chance conversation and a thumbnail sketch led to an iconic landmark and an unexpected social media flurry for Michael Courtney Design and the University of Washington.
Thoughts and Opinions
I have to admit I have a travel bug. Just as soon as I've returned from a trip, I look forward to the next journey, the next experience, and the next batch of information I can add to my human database of knowledge. So maybe my bug is the experience bug. Connecting with our members, the Experiential Graphic Design community, is extremely rewarding. And making those connections in person at our events... priceless. Our community is on fire right now. People are so busy they just can't get out of the office. Sure it's great for business and great for your career.
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. University architect Bernie Costantino spearheaded the project designed by MKSK Studios in Cincinnati to commemorate the field and the legends who competed on it with signs and yard markers that were installed in spring 2017. All graphics on the markers were developed with the Direct Embed Coating System which perfectly wrapped the three dimension landmarks in historic pictures and interpretive text.
Yorston & Associates and their distributor partner, Harbor Sales, supported the Harvard University Graduate School of Design program, Hybrid Formations: Interdisciplinary Design, last fall with a donation of Alumet Supply aluminum sheet metal. Volkan Alkanoglu, Lecturer in Architecture, described the course as a way to examine and implement techniques and strategies for the design of prototype structures out of aluminum sheet metal.
An excerpt from the course description reads:
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