Honor

Rodin and Michelangelo

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Rodin and Michelangelo, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Susan Maxman Architects, Willie Fetchko Graphic Design

A quote from Rodin about his fascination with Michelangelo ran along the corridor wall leading to two concurrent Rodin exhibitions, one about Michelangelo's influence on the sculpture. Visitors could pass freely between the exhibits, which were anchored by three graphic scrims that provided an ornate architectural note to the plain gray walls and box-shaped pedestals.

Susan Maxman Architects, Willie Fetchko Graphic Design

Science City

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Science City, National Science Foundation, New York Hall of Science, Chermayeff & Geismar

An on-the-street exhibit that reveals how cities work, the Science City exhibit for New York Hall of Science and the National Science Foundation is a truly interactive piece. Visitors see the depth of water mains below through periscopes, look at the antennae through telescopes and read about infrastructure on interpretive signs. The idea is slated to be adopted by science museums throughout the United States.

Chermayeff & Geismar

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, HKS

Inspired by the hospital's new logo, but not wanting to simply reproduce it, the designers came up with a coloring book theme. It was designed to appeal to children and to reassure them that the hospital is a good place. Giant crayons — some of them supports for the signs — decorate the signs, which depict brightly colored stick-figure children. Several signs include fiberoptic lighting, which illuminate the signs at night.

HKS

Mirages of the Walls

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Mirages of the Walls, Pratt Institute, Piotr Adamski

This project by a student at Pratt Institute converted computer pixels into black, white and gray tiles. The concept is illustrated with a design for the walls at 42nd Street Subway Station, featuring the faces and feet taken from a vintage photo of the Ziegfeld Follies dancers, who became synonymous with the area. To convey the scale of his design — the entire length of the 42nd Street Station — the designer used a mathematical trick, a spiral presentation that fools the viewer in to seeing the drawings in perspective and in context.

Piotr Adamski

Briggs & Riley

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Briggs & Riley, Gensler

Briggs & Riley Prototype Store. Retail and graphic designers worked as a team to come up with a solution to a store design that coordinates multiple design initiatives (store design, identity application, retail communications and packaging) into a new brand and overall customer experience.

Gensler

Brooklyn Museum of Art

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Brooklyn Museum of Art, Pentagram

Working with Poleshek Partnership Architects, the Brooklyn Museum of Art is building a new entrance to its main facade, with two years of construction scheduled. Pentagram helped turn this potential eyesore into an opportunity to show the community what the building, vaguely municipal in appearance and not frequently visited, actually housed inside.

Pentagram

Donut King

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Donut King, Lorenc Design

To market Donut King to investors, its founder and Lorenc Design incorporated the new prototype design of this store into the marketing package. The ceiling, menu board, posters, floor and layout establish brand identity for each new shop, and are accompanied by such motifs as the donut-shaped chairs and small tables adorned with daily fresh flowers. The yellow-striped canopy above the serving area would reference the early morning sun. Everything else builds on this upbeat feeling.

Lorenc Design

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