Join SEGD DCA for a tour of the environmental graphics installation at The Yards Park and Diamond Teague Pier. The tour will be led by Tony Russell, the president of Russell Design, the firm responsible for the impressive graphics.
The Yards Park is an engaging public facility with extensive green space, water features, a dog park, and an amphitheater which borders several mixed-use developments. Diamond Teague Pier is located on a footbridge connecting to the park to National's Stadium, and features interpretive panels adjacent to DC Water’s historic water pumping station that tell the story of efforts made by the company and other ecological organizations on the transformation of the Anacostia River and water use in DC overall.
We will follow the tour with a happy hour at Aqua 301 (301 Water St SE), sponsored by Gelberg Signs and 3-Form.
As president of Russell Design, Tony functions as creative director and client liaison on key projects, particularly those involving strategy and branding. A native of London, he left the UK early after art school and mandatory service in the British Army (not fun) to start his New York design firm. A keen interest in architecture spawned an environmental graphics team that designs streetscapes, parks, hospitals, hotels and corporate and residential buildings. Russell Design is an affiliate of Perkins Eastman, New York’s largest architectural firm. A former president of the New York chapter, he is President Emeritus of the national American Institute of Graphic Arts and a longtime member of SEGD. Tony has taught design at both New York University and Cooper Union. He lives in Brooklyn, and his two sons and four grandchildren live in the neighborhood.
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