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AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers Exhibit

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AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers Exhibit, Chermayeff & Geismar

The challenge was to make a compelling exhibit – fifty of the best books and fifty of the best covers – appealing to AIGA members who had seen many of these exhibits in the past.

Chermayeff & Geismar chose a very simple color palette – white, black, gray, and orange – and tried to make single large design moves using as much space as possible. The books themselves do the communicating; visitors can pick up each item on display and there are plenty of well-designed captions to answer questions.

Chermayeff & Geismar

Family Voices/Austin

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Family Voices/Austin, Community Architexts, BJ Krivanek Art+Design

Community Architexts, a non-profit arts organization, developed and implemented a public design program within the depressed commercial district along Chicago Avenue in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. The program was intended to collect and articulate the collective public voice of the largely invisible community of mothers, daughters, and caregivers in this inner city neighborhood.

BJ Krivanek Art+Design

nectar

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nectar, Vanderbilt University Dining Services, Gresham, Smith and Partners

Responding to a vocal group of students and staff who wanted healthier dining options and more environmentally friendly products, Vanderbilt University converted an outdated convenience store in a 1940s dormitory into a "natural" food and grocery space.

Gresham, Smith and Partners

Challenging Structure

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Challenging Structure, Cleveland Museum of Art

The intent of this exhibition was to convey the process by which contemporary architect Frank Gehry designs a building, in particular the Peter B. Lewis Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. To make the gallery feel like a working space, worktables like those used in a model-making studio were constructed out of plywood, two-by-fours, and carriage bolts. The basic steps of the Gehry process were simplified into five sections, communicated through didactic text panels made of aluminum but fashioned to look like stainless steel.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Westside Children's Center

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Westside Children's Center, Lane + Lane Inc. Design Office

The designers sough to create a child-focused, friendly, easy-to-understand environmental graphic design program that remained consistent with the identity that they previously established – the identity consists of five children's hands of different shades arranged to form a star-like shape. They used handprints from children involved in Westside Children's Center programs as the centerpiece of the system. The primary focus was to design everything with the child in mind as well as adhere to necessary code requirements.

Lane + Lane Inc. Design Office

What Pat Moynihan Said About That

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What Pat Moynihan Said About That, Municipal Art Society, Pentagram

This memorial exhibition on legendary outspoken New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan was mounted by Moynihan's friends and colleagues, as a personal tribute to his life through words and pictures. A gifted writer and politician, Moynihan was well known for his pithy commentary and passionate correspondence, typed out on his trusty Smith-Corona typewriter.

Pentagram

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