December 2013

Photo of Century Sign Builders' Snap-N-Place
Century Sign Builders

Century Sign Builders (Albuquerque) has been granted a U.S. patent for its Snap-N-Place fixture that allows users to easily update the information on their signs without creating new signs. The Snap-N-Place fixture is available on many of Century Sign Builders’ standard product lines: Alloy, Basic, Basic Plus, Texture, and some custom interior signage applications.

Photo of Moxie restaurant

Harbinger (Jacksonville, Fla.) created identity signage for the new Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails restaurant in Jacksonville. Harbinger’s task was to translate the vision of the restaurant’s owners into iconic signage that represented the brand but did not interfere with the aesthetics of the architecture.
The Harbinger team created a sign that seems to float in mid-air, creating a haloed illumination, says Ed Killion, Vice President. It uses energy-efficient LED lights that have a shelf life of 10 years.

Photo of ABC News headquarters
Poulin + Morris - ABC News Headquarters

Poulin + Morris (New York) designed a comprehensive environmental graphics and wayfinding sign program for the renovation of the ABC News headquarters located at West 66th Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Along with bringing the headquarter’s sign program into code compliance, the designers created an environmental graphics program that celebrates the varied aspects of ABC News production, including editing, production, and broadcast.

Photo of James B. Hunt Jr. Library donor recognition
Alexander Isley

Alexander Isley Inc. (Redding, Conn.) worked with leadership teams from North Carolina State University Libraries and the Institute for Emerging Issues in Raleigh on various design projects for the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, opened earlier this year to great acclaim.

Photo of storytelling walls at Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Cloud Gehshan Associates - Historical Society of Pennsylvania Digital Wall

Cloud Gehshan Associates (Philadelphia) designed digital storytelling walls as part of the $5.7 million renovation of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The walls are located in the redesigned and refurbished lobby of the HSP building. Using images from HSP’s archive of more than 21 million documents, the digital walls serve as a renewable showcase,
 visible from the street.

Photo of Deborah Sussman
Sussman Prejza

Deborah Sussman, FSEGD, is being honored by the Art Institute of California with a retrospective of her work December 4, 2013, through January 25, 2014, at the Visual Arts Gallery in San Bernardino, Calif.

Deborah Sussman: 60+ Years of Design celebrates Sussman’s phenomenal design legacy, from the start of her career with Charles and Ray Eames to her pioneering EGD work as founder of Sussman/Prezja.

Screenshots of Entro website

Entro (Toronto) and Gottschalk + Ash launched a newly designed website that highlights the company’s past and present projects as well as newsworthy features.

Photo of Montefiore Medical Center mural

KimakDesign (Orangeburg, N.Y.) has completed the design portion of a commission by Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx to create a four-section 9- by 100-foot-long digital print mural for the lobby of their new Hutch Ambulatory Care Center. The mural, focusing on nature themes of the Bronx including the Botanical Garden and the New York City borough's parks, is to be printed on glass by Skyline Design. The new medical center is slated to open in 2014.

Photo of the Radiance Dome
Lucite International

Lucite International (Cordova, Tenn.), owner of the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, announced Eugene-based technology collective Light at Play is the winner of its inaugural JUST IMAGINE Awards. Light at Play’s design, called the Radiance Dome, features nearly 200 two-foot LuciteLux® Light Guide Panel (LGP) triangles equipped with LED lights that glow as they change color with music and movement. It was used as a 1,000-foot dance space at the 2013 Burning Man Festival.

Photo of graphics for GlaxoSmithKline
Pentagram - GlaxoSmithKline

Pentagram (New York) Partner Michael Gericke and his team designed a bold program of large-scale environmental graphics for the new U.S. headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline, the global pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare company. Located in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, the innovative “smart” workspace is 100% mobile: no one has an assigned desk, not even the company president. Pentagram’s iconic graphics help foster a spirit of connection for a new collaborative way of working.

Poulin + Morris - Novo Nordisk

Poulin + Morris (New York) developed a comprehensive environmental graphics program for the Novo Nordisk North American Headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

Photo of ineriors of Shinola store
Rockwell Group

Rockwell Group (New York) designed interiors for the newly opened Shinola store in Tribeca. The Detroit-based Shinola sells meticulously crafted, American-made bicycles, watches, leather goods, and notebooks. Rockwell’s design modeled the store after an urban general store, consistent with the neighborhood’s residential feel. The interior balances 1930s industrialism and clean minimalism to highlight the handcrafted beauty of Shinola’s products.

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