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Poblocki Sign Company Expands to Northeast

Poblocki Sign Company LLC, a leader in the custom sign industry, recently announced the Company’s expansion into the Northeastern U.S. with the acquisition of Advanced Signing LLC.

Congratulations to Infinite Scales three partners: Amy Lukas, Cameron Smith and Molly Mazollini

It all started in 2002 after designing the Winter Olympics Games. It was one of those, "well that was fun, but what do we do now?" moments.
The answer was obvious, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Universal Everything Collaborate with Apple

Universal Everything recently collaborated with Apple to create a series of emotive 3-D wallpapers for the new iPhone that animate in response to human touch. The animations played a central role in the Apple event on September 12, 2017 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, to launch the radically redesigned iPhone X, and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

Anthony Vitagliano Named President/CCO at Digital Kitchen

Creative content and experience company Digital Kitchen has named Anthony Vitagliano as President and Chief Creative Officer, a new position at the company.

OEG Coffee Talk Episode 1

In the inaugural episode of OpenEye Global's Coffee Talk podcast, their team is joined by SEGD's Director of Education, Justin Molloy.

SEGD Meets with Nanjing Design Group

David Gibson, David Vanden Eynden, Bryan Meszaros and Clive Roux met with a group of 25 Chinese designers visiting New York on Friday at the offices of ECCO Design. The group were very interested to learn about the work of SEGD firms two twelve, C&VE Design and OpenEye Global.

40 Years of Hunt Design

Congratulations to Hunt Design on 40 Years in Practice!
Established 1977 starting with a single client.

Idaho Falls Signage (image courtesy of City of Idaho Falls)

The city of Idaho Falls’ wayfinding project started in 2013 with an idea for better signs at the Idaho Falls Zoo. Since then, the program has expanded to include monuments, a network of signs near key trails and roadways as well as a thorough city rebranding.

Bluewater Studio Expands

Bluewater, a Michigan-based technology experience company, announces the formation of Bluewater Studio, the company's new environments and exhibition arm. The founding leadership team consists of creative and seasoned veterans in the industry.

SEGD members face the Texas storms

The bad news just keeps coming and with another day that is likely to bring 10-12 inches more rain, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our members in east Texas who are coping with the storm and resultant flooding. SEGD is here for you and ready to help when you can get back to thinking about your businesses again.

Avery Dennison Earns ISO 17025 Accreditation

Avery Dennison announced August 15, 2017, that it has received ISO 17025 accreditation for its Innovation Center, Mentor USA. The accreditation audit was conducted by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), and issued in June 2017. The scope of the accreditation covers 55 laboratory tests, conducted at the Mentor, Ohio facility, for adhesives and pressure-sensitive films and label materials.

Paul Hastings, Gensler Brand Design

Eager to create an innovative new space in New York to support the firm’s next generation, Paul Hastings engaged Gensler to plan and design a progressive new workplace that celebrates the firm’s distinguished culture while positioning them for the future. Gensler’s Brand Design team developed a seamlessly integrated digital design, environmental graphic, and signage and wayfinding program.

20 Times Square

A monster LED screen manufactured by SNA Displays is now the highest-resolution display in the history of Times Square.

United Center Retail Interactives by Leviathan

Earlier this summer, the United Center Joint Venture (UCJV) opened the doors of its brand new, 10,000-square-foot Madhouse Team Store in the United Center's east addition. As a key part of United Center's partnership to develop the Madhouse Team Store with 555 International, local creative agency Leviathan was commissioned to conceive, create and program all the new interactive digital content.

SLC Airport "The Canyon" Rendering

Rainier Industries is proud to enhance their already extensive fabrication capabilities with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube bending technology in North America. This innovative machine from Europe allows tubing to be shaped with a variable radius to fabricate completely custom and precise shapes using an oil-free clean bending.

Daktronics to install 10,000+ square feet of LED displays at FedExForum

The Memphis Grizzlies have partnered with Daktronics to revamp the fan experience at FedExForum. Daktronics will manufacture and install the new LED video display super system which features a single continuous screen, wrapping around the corners of the center-hung structure totaling 2,600 square feet and 5.5 million LEDs. The entire venue will feature state-of-the-art technology including 24 LED displays for nearly 10,700 square feet and 9.6 million LEDs.
 

EAMS Surpasses 100,000 Managed Signs

Recently, EAMS (Environmental Asset Management System) surpassed 100,000 surveyed and managed signs, spread across nearly 4,000 plans and over 20 million square feet, making it one of the most quickly growing surveying tools on the market. EAMS is an advanced, cloud-based application built specifically for the needs of the wayfinding industry. With this high-tech application, site surveyors and planners can easily register, label, and find existing signage, and ensure that each site plan is well-documented and fully complete.

Gallagher & Associates Win Three Bronze Telly Awards

According to Gallagher & Associates (Washington), at the heart of the best modern museums are first-rate media experiences. Films in particular weave personal memoirs with historical narratives and compelling sound scores to completely immerse visitors. For the National Blues Museum and the traveling exhibit, "Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann," G&A created powerful and captivating films that are now the winners of three Bronze Telly Awards.

Colfax Avenue Branding

Colfax Avenue is looking brighter, and people are taking notice. Find out what all the buzz is about at Art-i-Fax, a local street party and art fair at the intersection of Colfax and Park Avenues, on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ArtHouse Design, the Denver design agency responsible for Colfax’s brand identity package, including logos, icons, a responsive website and street banners, invites Denver residents and visitors to come for the free koozies—and stay for the live music, local art, street food and cold beer.

Everything Wine, SmartDesign Group

The much anticipated Everything Wine Vancouver location is now open, unveiling an updated look for the celebrated wine store. Designed by local firm SmartDesign Group (Smart), the goal was to widen the brand’s customer demographic, creating a store that appeals both to their current customer base as well as a younger, millennial-generation wine lover.  

David Whitemyer, Luci Creative

Multidisciplinary Chicago-based creative studio, Luci Creative recently announced that it has planted roots in Boston, Massachusetts to service existing clients and manage new growth. The New England operation will be managed by David Whitemyer, the firm’s newly appointed Director of Business Development.

Moss at Adidas Flagship NYC

To celebrate its shoe release for global NBA hoops star James Harden, Adidas used Moss' new eMotion™ animated lightboxes in the windows in its New York flagship store. These animations became the first in a series of collaborative animations.

Populous and National Geographic collaborate on ‘The Stadium of Tomorrow’ © Photographer / National Geographic

Populous was delighted to team up with National Geographic magazineto imagine a vision of the future for stadium design, exploring how technology will transform the spectator experience. 

api(+) Organic Garage Toronto

On July 5, 2017, api(+) client Organic Garage opened its new flagship store in Toronto’s west-end Junction neighborhood. This new 15,000-square-foot store is the chain’s third location.

With the urban Junction District as its home, the new store environment takes inspiration from its industrial surroundings and city streetscapes. It authentically incorporates elements such as streetscape-inspired architectural details and textures, murals and graffiti, street signs, pavement markings, vendor carts, street lights, and building signs.

The Regenstein Halls of the Pacific

Full-service creative agency Luci Creative collaborated with The Field Museum on an exhibit refresh of one of the premier institution’s older exhibits, "The Regenstein Halls of the Pacific." Located in Chicago, The Field Museum is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Luci Creative was tasked with ensuring guests leave the exhibit with an appreciation for artifacts from across the Pacific: from Polynesia to the regions of Melanesia and Micronesia.

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