Poulin + Morris (New York) announced the publication of Richard Poulin's latest book, Graphic Design and Architecture: A 20th-Century History, released in November 2012 by Rockport Publishers.
The book examines the unique relationship between the two disciplines, delving into the centuries-old union of graphic design and the built environment in the context of artistic, social, and cultural movements and influences of the twentieth century. Three hundred color photographs vividly illustrate Poulin's themes on type, image, symbol, and visual storytelling.
James Stewart Polshek, FAIA, says the book is “mandatory reading for every graphic designer and architect, as well as all those who aspire to these two professions, and most importantly for all who are concerned with the humanizing possibilities inherent in the visual arts.”
In May 2012, President Barack H. Obama delivered the keynote address at Barnard College’s 120th Commencement ceremony where he also received the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the school’s highest honor. Poulin + Morris was commissioned by Barnard College to design the stage setting for this memorable event. The main criterion was to create a visual consistency for the various Barnard brand identification elements while supervising an installation schedule that needed unwavering precision. The U. S. Secret Service defined a very specific timeframe for a security sweep with the stage needing to be completely assembled within a three-hour period.
Poulin + Morris is currently working with Barnard College on a campus-wide environmental graphics and wayfinding design program due to be completed in early 2013.
Poulin + Morris was also responsible for the programming, design, documentation, and implementation supervision of a comprehensive environmental graphics and wayfinding sign program for the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City.