Honor

One Day Poem Pavilion

The One-Day Poem Pavilion is a site-specific installation that harnesses the rotation of the earth to create "shadow poems" projected through hundreds of perforations in the dome-shaped shelter.

Poetry in Motion

A “slow media” installation allows visitors to interact with light, shadow, words, and the pull of the earth.

Time is an artificial construct, created by humans to meet our needs. Consumed as we are with how quickly it passes—and despite our determination to make it just another commodity—time defies our efforts to control it.

David Jones Department Store

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David Jones Department Store, Cato Design

These temporary, celebratory graphics painted the "face" of one of Sydney's most famous landmarks, the David Jones Department Store. Always considered friendly and personal, the store is famous for serving "the women of Sydney." Giant photos of 134 Sydney women, including the store's eldest customer, 101-year-old Edith Whitlock, covered every window. The project included both color and black and white photos, which ranged in size, some taking up only one window, some covering three or four stories.

Cato Design

Food Bank Donor Wall

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Food Bank Donor Wall, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Made of tin cans, the donor wall for a food bank graphically represents the building's purpose and importance of donation. A simple grid identifies the donors by name and the size of their gifts. Sandblasted blue acrylic circles, painted on the backs of the cans, identify the donors. Clear acrylic circles are used to identify donor levels.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Fossils Hall

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Fossils Hall, American Museum of Natural History, Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Restored, reinterpreted and remounted in 1996, the fourth-floor fossil halls at the American Museum of Natural History are home to many world-renowned specimens. New graphics help communicate new scientific thinking about evolution, and help visitors understand the practice of science. The Hall of Vertebrate Origins explains how early vertebrates came out of the oceans on to land. Specimens and models are hung overhead, with labels on railing beneath them. All exhibits in the main path can be taken apart with a hex wrench, useful for special events and dining occasions.

Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Gensler Studio 585

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Gensler Studio 585

An alternate workspace for Gensler's San Francisco Retail and Graphic studios, this 2,800-square-foot, street level space demonstrates the company's approach to design. There are workstations but no offices, and resources are shared. The conference room and entry façade feature giant typographic dingbats as window graphics. Only a small sign (knee-level window graphics) identifies the studio. Non-traditional graphics are scattered throughout the studio.

Gensler

Gratefish Storm Drain

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Gratefish Storm Drain, Grate Drains, Mauk Design

This design for San Francisco's streets was meant to solve the ongoing problem of people dumping automobile oil into the storm drains and polluting San Francisco Bay. Stenciled warnings near existing drains, the designer felt, need constant maintenance and do little to deter people who already know they shouldn't dump. The proposed grate, shaped like a fish, would graphically challenge people by making their dirty deed concrete: dumping oil on a fish.

 

Mauk Design

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