Merit 2005

Milan Installation

Merit Award
Milan Installation, Interni Milan and Adam Tihany, KSK Studios

When acclaimed restaurant designer Adam Tihany approached the artist to come up with an installation that would bring food and fashion together for display in the entrance of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile - a large restaurant design show held each spring in Milan - he knew he wanted to stray from his traditional static print work and bring his surreal visions to life. He worked closely with the designer to develop the large-panel video presentation. Five tandem projection screens ran along a 100-foot entranceway leading into the design expo.

KSK Studios

New York's Moynihan

Merit Award
New York's Moynihan, Museum of the City of New York, Pentagram

This exhibition celebrated the long and varied career of the late US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Senator Moynihan was an outspoken advocate of public architecture and urban planning. The museum organized the show as a tribute to the "Senator of Design."

Pentagram

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Merit Award
Petra: Lost City of Stone, American Museum of Natural History, American Museum of Natural History

This is the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented on the ancient city of Petra, located in modern-day Jordan. It features approximately 200 artifacts, including architectural fragments and sculptures, ceramics, and decorative stuccowork. The challenge for this show was to evoke a powerful site without literally recreating it.

American Museum of Natural History

Reynolds Interbike Exhibit

Merit Award
Reynolds Interbike Exhibit, Reynolds Composites, Mauk Design

This design distilled the Reynolds image into a space as simple as possible. There was nothing in the exhibit except product and brand. The back wall showed a bicycle rider riding not on a bike, but on an array of Reynolds components flying in formation, key to drawing the distinction between a component manufacturer and a bike manufacturer.

Mauk Design

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School

Merit Award
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School, Pentagram

In 2004, the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service moved from a vintage Georgian building on Washington Square Park to a loft in the Puck Building in Soho. Collaborating with project architects Suben/Dougherty Partnership, Pentagram created environmental graphics that integrate the school's mission with its unique building. The interior circulation is grid-like and reminiscent of city streets. The designers created an identity and visual language for the school's printed promotions, and extended this to the environmental graphics for the school.

Pentagram

Schuylkill River

Merit Award
Schuylkill River, Schuylkill River Greenway Association, Cloud Gehshan Associates

Schuylkill River Land and Water Emergency Response Location System. The goal was to establish an emergency management information system that would allow land and water-based travelers to accurately communicate their location to emergency service personnel in the five-county Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area.

Cloud Gehshan Associates

Work-Shift/Chicago

Merit Award
Work-Shift/Chicago, Community Architexts, Krivanek+Breaux/Art+Design

In the shadow of Brach's, twenty-eight massive wooden posts stand in an orderly rectangular configuration. Painted creosote black, the east and west faces of the posts are inscribed with the job titles of members of the Austin community. The north and south sides are inscribed with descriptive words these workers use to explain their job experience. The north contains negative descriptions and the south contains positive words. The skeletal configuration of the blackened posts mirrors the massive, unoccupied Brach's factory structure across the street.

Krivanek+Breaux/Art+Design

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