Experiential Graphic Design

Dis(solve): The Japhet Creek Project

Merit Award
Dis(solve): The Japhet Creek Project, Greater East End Mgmt District, City of Houston Dept of Parks and Rec, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Univ of Houston Studio Collaboration

Over the past several years, local environmentalists have worked hard to save Japhet Creek, part of the Buffalo Bayou waterway system that is Houston, Texas’ most significant natural resource. Japhet Creek had become a dumping ground, littered with tires, trash, plastic bottles, and rubble.

Univ of Houston Studio Collaboration-School of Art, Graphic Communications Program, Gerald D. Hines College of Arch

Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future

Merit Award
Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, Museum of the City of New York, Cooper Joseph Studio

A result of six years of scholarship, the traveling exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future is the first comprehensive show of Eero Saarinen’s work. The Museum of the City of New York was its sixth venue after the 2006 inaugural opening in Finland. The show includes black and white photography, presentation and working models, furniture, ephemera, animations, drawings, sketches, and blueprints. For this viewing, curators highlighted Saarinen’s connection to New York, and a fresh new identity was generated.

Cooper Joseph Studio

Celebrating 100 Years

Honor Award
Celebrating 100 Years, New York Public Library, Pentagram Design

On May 23, 2011, the New York Public Library celebrated the 100th anniversary of its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. To mark the occasion, Pentagram was commissioned to create Celebrating 100 Years, the library’s centennial exhibition, a presentation of 250 artifacts that highlight the collections and history of this remarkable institution.

Pentagram Design

IDSA Annual Meeting

Merit Award
IDSA Annual Meeting, Industrial Design Society of America, Ziba Design

The Industrial Design Society of America’s 2010 conference, themed “Do It Yourself,” was held in Portland, Ore. Tasked with creating environmental graphics for the event, industrial design firm Ziba Design (Portland) was up against an almost nonexistent budget ($4,000), an uninspiring venue (a traditional Hilton hotel), and a client with a reputation for fragmented conferences with poor theming and environmental design.

Ziba Design

Boeing Future Factory

Honor Award
Boeing Future Factory, The Boeing Company, NBBJ

The Boeing Company’s Everett, Wash., factory is home to the final assembly process for the Boeing 747, 767, 777, and 787 aircraft.  It is the largest building in the world by volume (472 million cubic feet) and has a roof area of 12 acres. More than 30,000 employees work at the bustling hub of massive tools and equipment, airplane parts, inventories, office blocks, restaurants, full-size aircraft, and semi trucks.

NBBJ

California Academy of Sciences Exhibits

Honor Award
California Academy of Sciences Exhibits, California Academy of Sciences, Volume Inc., Cinnabar Inc.

At the Renzo Piano-designed California Academy of Sciences’ new home, the Islands of Evolution exhibit examines the Academy’s various expeditions and research in the Galápagos and Madagascar with a focus on evolution. Volume Inc. co-opted the scientific specimen box as a method of organizing content and gave it a contemporary spin, allowing for varied and compelling arrangements of different kinds of information.

Volume Inc., Cinnabar Inc.

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