Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut Partner at Pentagrams Headshot
New York, NY

SEGD Global Design Awards

Brooklyn Academy of Music Signage, Pentagram
Brooklyn Academy of Music Signage
United Airlines Hangar Mural, Pentagram
United Airlines Hangar Mural
The New York Times Building Façade, Forest City Ratner Companies, Pentagram
The New York Times Building Façade
The L!BRARY Initiative, Robin Hood Foundation, Pentagram
The L!BRARY Initiative
Wave Hill, Pentagram
Wave Hill
The L!BRARY Initiative, The Robin Hood Foundation, Pentagram
The L!BRARY Initiative

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Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning,graduating summa cum laude in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm's New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates,ultimately as vice president of graphic design.

Michael Bierut's clients at Pentagram have included the Alliance for Downtown New York, Benetton, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Alfred A. Knopf, the Walt Disney Company, Mohawk Paper Mills,Motorola, MillerCoors,the Toy Industry Association, Princeton University, Yale School of Architecture, New York University, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Brooklyn Academy of Music,the Library of Congress, the Museum of Sex,and the New York Jets. His projects have ranged from the design of "I Want to Take You Higher," an exhibition on the psychedelic era for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, to serving as design consultant to United Airlines.

Michael Bierut's recent activities have included the development of a new identity and signage for the expanded Morgan Library and Museum;

the development of environmental graphics for The New York Times Building;the design of an identity and public promotion for Philip Johnson's Glass House;the creation of marketing strategies for the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation; the development of a new brand strategy and packaging for luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue;and the redesign of the magazine The Atlantic

Michael Bierut has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA),the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,all in New York; the Library of Congressin Washington, D.C.; the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe,Hamburg, Germany; and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal.

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