Experiential Graphic Design

Obsessions Make My Life Worse and My Work Better

Merit Award
Obsessions Make My Life Worse and My Work Better, Experimenta/Urban Play, Sagmeister Inc.

On September 13, 2008, Sagmeister Inc. began the installation of a mural on Waagdragerhof Square in Amsterdam. Over the course of eight days and with the help of more than 100 volunteers, 250,000 euro-cent coins were sorted into four different shades and carefully placed over this 300-sq.-meter area to spell out the sentence:

“Obsessions make my life worse and my work better.”

After completion, the coins were left free and unguarded for the public to interact with.

Sagmeister Inc.

Risking Reality

Merit Award
Risking Reality, Berardo Collection Museum, R2 Design

The Arriscar o Real (Risking Reality) exhibition at the Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon focuses on various artists who have explored the mimesis (imitation) of reality and transformed this question into a paradox. Divided into three sections with corresponding spaces, the exhibition explores the meaning of the real and figurative in space. Rather than relying solely on an interpretive approach, R2 Design used three-dimensional typography to intervene directly in the 3,000-sq.-meter space.

R2 Design

RTKL Office

Merit Award
RTKL Office, RTKL Associates

RTKL Associates’ new 60,000-sq.-ft. Washington, D.C., office—seeking LEED-Platinum certification—is an example of next-generation sustainable corporate interiors. RTKL’s goal was to create a workplace that reflects its collaborative culture and commitment to environmental stewardship.

RTKL Associates

Soho

Merit Award
Soho, Soho China, emerystudio

Soho China, a developer of high-profile branded commercial properties in central Beijing and Shanghai, collaborates with internationally-recognized architects to create iconic real estate. Several of Soho China’s developments have become landmark structures in Beijing’s emerging skyline.

emerystudio

World Square Carpark

Merit Award
World Square Carpark, Brookfield Multiplex, BrandCulture Communications

Traditionally, car parks are uninviting and disorientating, sometimes to the point of being dangerous. The BrandCulture Communications design team was intent on turning this around at the World Square Car Park, by creating a welcoming environment that is simple to navigate and easy to understand.

BrandCulture Communications

Zero Waste

Merit Award
Zero Waste, RTKL, AIA Dallas, RTKL Associates

Zero Waste was a temporary installation representing RTKL Associate’s Dallas architectural office at an exhibit sponsored by AIA Dallas. The purpose of the AIGA event is to introduce architects and architecture firms to the public and highlight the benefits of quality design on the built environment and many other aspects of our lives.

RTKL Associates

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