July 2012


Photo of signage on New York City beaches

Pentagram (worldwide) partner Paul Scher designed a new program of signage and environmental graphics for New York City’s beaches, which reopened recently following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Paula also designed her 19th season campaign for Shakespeare in the Park, this year featuring The Comedy of Errors and Love’s Labour Lost.

Alchemy Studio

Alchemy Studio (Maplewood, N.J.) Principal Wayne LaBar spoke at two recent symposia held by countries focused on expanding their cultural offerings. On May 26 LaBar was keynote speaker at the Turkey Science Center Symposium in Bursa, Turkey. On June 6, he addressed museum leaders in Doha, Qatar, focusing his talk on interactive and technology aspects of exhibits. 

The studio has also begun early schematic design and visioning for the Children’s Science Center in Virginia.

Alexander Isley Designed Goodwill Store

Photograph of Goodwill store placemaking

Alexander Isley (Redding, Conn.) recently designed the new Goodwill store in Westport, Conn. Goodwill was looking for a fresh new approach to the shopping experience, and asked the firm to create an engaging design that would also devote the bulk of floorspace to merchandise, integrate durable materials, and be low-cost. The new store is topping all single-store sales records in the region. The look will be applied to new and existing stores in Connecticut.

APCO Signs InfoLock Display System

Photograph of APCO Signs InfoLock display system

APCO Signs (Atlanta) InfoLock Patient Information Display System, designed to help optimize patient care in hospitals and other health-care settings, was recently recognized as an IDEA Award Finalist by the Industrial Designers Society of America. “Being recognized as a finalist speaks to the quality of our InfoLock product and exemplifies APCO's ongoing commitment to innovation and design with all of our products,” says Teresa Cox, APCO President.


Arrowstreet (Somerville, Mass.) designed a new corporate headquarters for Rechler Equity that was recently featured in The New York Times. The article highlighted how the vision for the real estate company is reflected in the building’s iconic design, calling it “a sleek corporate calling card.” Arrowstreet transformed a former industrial building into a contemporary glass-and-steel structure marked by a torqued, rotating faceted form that serves as a two-story lobby.

Base Design

Base Design (Brussels) was selected to develop the visual identity for Rives de Saône, an urban development project in Lyon, France, that combines architectural, artistic, and environmental elements. The project is part of a large-scale redevelopment of the riverbanks initiated by the Grand Lyon urban community.

Hunt Design - Golden Gate Bridge

Hunt Design (Pasadena, Calif.) helped celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge with giant graphics and colorful wayfinding designed for the bridge’s anniversary party. The four-mile-long site featured super-scaled sign towers, decorative banners, and stage decorations. Hunt Design also planned and designed the popular Bridge History exhibit of huge murals, interactive exhibits, and artifacts. 


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