Honor

Thailand Creative & Design Center

Honor Award
Thailand Creative & Design Center, Graphic 49 Limited

The Thai government recognizes design as an important tool for business growth and development and, in 2005, it established the Thailand Creative & Design Center to provide Thai businesses with design inspiration and resources. Located inside a Bangkok shopping mall, the 40,000-sq.-ft. center is a long, rectangular space with primary rooms connected by long corridors.

Graphic 49 Limited

Wall of Discovery

Honor Award
Wall of Discovery, University of Minnesota, LA Ink

For a major university, the most valuable currency is not its sports teams, but its scholars and their accomplishments. The University of Minnesota recognizes that, and celebrates its most renowned faculty and students with a new installation that allows viewers a window into their brilliant minds.

LA Ink

de Young Museum

Honor Award
de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Debra Nichols Design

de Young Museum Signage and Environmental Graphics

San Francisco’s de Young Museum had been closed to the public since 2000 after being damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Designed by Fong & Chan and Herzog & de Meuron architects, it reopened in September 2005 on the same site in Golden Gate Park.

Environmental graphics were inspired by the building’s unique copper skin, a quilt of 7,200 panels that were punched and embossed to suggest light filtering through a canopy of leafy trees.

Debra Nichols Design

Drive By

Honor Award
Drive By, J.H. Snyder Company, Electroland LLC

Drive By, a custom 240-ft.-long by 6-ft.-high LED display, comments on Los Angeles’ driving culture as well as its love affair with the movies. A Percent for Art project commissioned by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and completed in May 2007, it was intended as a landmark work to complement a nearby Metrorail stop.

Electroland LLC

The New York Times Building Façade

Honor Award
The New York Times Building Façade, Forest City Ratner Companies, Pentagram

Times Square gained its latest sign when the logo of The New York Times was installed on the Eighth Avenue façade of its new Renzo Piano-designed headquarters tower. But what looks like a simple sign—if a 110-ft.-long logo set as a 10,116-point version of the newspaper’s iconic Fraktur font can be called simple—is actually an intricate skin assembled from nearly a thousand separate custom-designed pieces, each a painted, extruded aluminum sleeve 3 inches in diameter.

Pentagram

Spertus Institute

Honor Award
Spertus Institute, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Krueck & Sexton Architects

Spertus Institute Graphics and Wayfinding

“Let there be light” is the phrase that accompanies the logo for the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies. The logo is a graphic representation of a candle flame—symbolizing the Spertus commitment to learning through education and the arts, today and into the future.

Studio/lab

University of South Australia Signage

Honor Award
University of South Australia Signage, Adelaide, Australia, Emerystudio

The Hawke Building is the new “front door” of the University of South Australia in Adelaide, one of the country’s top universities. It houses not only the university chancellor’s offices, but the Anne & Gordon Samstung Museum of Art and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library and Centre.

Designed by John Wardle Architects, the building is a compilation of dramatic dimensional concrete forms spliced by a glazed prism entry.

Emerystudio

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Honor