2019

Universal Everything Debuts Book and Podcast

Universal Everything Debuts Book and Podcast (image: book)

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Matt Pyke, founder and creative director of Universal Everything (London), calls his studio a “digital art and design collective." And now, after 15 years of revolutionary work in the digital realm, the studio has its first book: "What is Universal Everything?" (Unit Editions, 2019).

“[Universal Everything] creates gorgeous visual spectacles on screen that, while they will never be attained in physical reality, reinterpret the nuances of natural human motion and seem to have a soul, a heartbeat, and the breath of life.” –Vice

Form:Media and Ekistics Plan & Design Become Fathom Studio

Form:Media and Ekistics Plan & Design Become Fathom Studio

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When Rob Leblanc started two companies 24 years ago, they were so different it only made sense to have separate names. At the time, the internet was brand new and Form:Media was focused on bridging graphic design with electronic media and Ekistics Plan & Design specialized in landscape architecture and planning; there was very little overlap in services and clients.

New "Any Disability" Symbol Gets Resounding Westminster Support

New "Any Disability" Symbol Gets Resounding Westminster Support

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Building on the campaign by Grace Warnock, StudioLR as funded by Life Changes Trust (Edinburgh, Scotland) has designed a new "Any Disability" symbol to encourage awareness of people with invisible disabilities. Last week, Martin Whitfield, MP for East Lothian, led a Commons debate on invisible disabilities. Receiving full cross-party support, the new Any Disability symbol represents the full range of people who need to use accessible toilets and other facilities.

Daktronics Bringing New Audiovisual Experience to Central Michigan University Football

Daktronics Bringing New Audiovisual Experience to Central Michigan University Football (image: digital scoreboard)

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Daktronics (Brookings, S.D.) has partnered with Central Michigan University to design, manufacture and install a new video and audio system at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The project is set to be completed this summer and will be fully operational for the 2019 football season.

2019 SEGD Fellow and Achievement Award Winners Announced

2019 Merit Award - Pentagram

During the 2019 SEGD Conference Experience Austin, winners of the 2019 SEGD Achievement Awards were announced and celebrated at the largest annual gathering of members of the experiential graphic design community. Since 1987, SEGD has honored the individuals, companies and institutions whose work has significantly advanced the environmental and experiential graphic design fields. The 2019 honorees and awards and links to their bios are as follows.

 

2019 SEGD Fellow Award

ArtHouse Design Debuts New Web Presence

ArtHouse Design Debuts New Web Presence (image: website on computer and mobile)

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With almost 30 years of experience, ArtHouse Design (Denver) is an internationally-recognized branding, placemaking and experiential graphic design firm. Recently ArtHouse announced their new, fully-custom website—designed and built by their own team. They created the new website from scratch, which tells the firm's story clearly, functionally and beautifully with more than 10 new projects, an updated and expanded offering of services, an interactive project map and more award-winning work than ever. 

PixelFLEX Tells the Story of the Internet with Hyperquake

PixelFLEX Tells the Story of the Internet with Hyperquake (video installation)

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When approached by a worldwide technology leader to create the story of the Internet for their Washington D.C. headquarters, experiential design specialists at Hyperquake (Cincinnati, Ohio) worked with the integration firm Whitlock and Nashville-based PixelFLEX™ to install a visual work of art using FLEXUltra LED video with impact-resistant PixelShield.

Signs By Tomorrow at the International Spy Museum

Signs By Tomorrow at the International Spy Museum

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At Signs By Tomorrow (Rockville), “Mission Impossible” is not part of their vocabulary. Two years ago, they were asked to quote on a project that would involve producing, and installing more than 4,000 square feet of vinyl (think the size of a basketball court) seven stories up, for the new International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. The designers behind the project contacted Signs By Tomorrow because they are a 3M-certified installer referred by 3M. Scott Goehrung, VP, personally took on this project from concept to completion.

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