Merit 2013

airFIELD

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airFIELD installation at Atlanta International Airport (UEBERSEE, Inc.)

airFIELD is a dynamic sculpture synced to real-time flight data reflecting the heartbeat of the world’s busiest air travel hub, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Suspended in the center of the airport’s new international terminal, the 90-foot-long by 30-foot-wide (27.4m x 9.1m) data-driven art piece evokes the wonder of flight with its two intersecting, sweeping forms.

UEBERSEE, Inc.

Barbie Play with Fashion

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Barbie Play with Fashion Exhibit

The fourth-semester class of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s associates degree program developed the Barbie Play with Fashion exhibition as part of a design competition to create fashions, interior designs, jewelry, photos, films, and visual displays for Barbie and Ken. The partnership with Mattel Inc. was also aimed at reinvigorating the Barbie brand to reflect greater fashion and design sophistication in the toy's audience. Finalists in the competition developed their designs into a two-story, multimedia exhibition held in the lobby of FIT’s Fred P.

Fashion Institute of Technology Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design 4th semester class

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center, Olson Kundig Architects, Studio Matthews

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center exhibition explains how and why the foundation was founded, and describes its work around the globe. Perhaps most importantly, it creates a personal relationship with the visitor, inviting them into a conversation about global issues, prompting questions and providing activities for them to explore how every individual can make a positive difference.

Olson Kundig Architects, Studio Matthews

Camden Yards

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Orioles statues, Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles, Ashton Design

As the designer of record for Oriole Park at Camden Yards since 1992, Ashton Design has been responsible for developing and maintaining the ballpark’s complete graphic vision—from exterior, wayfinding, and ADA signage to placemaking. In the stadium’s branding, Ashton Design has drawn inspiration from the team and city history, and in-depth research has resulted in many unique and authentic touches, including the ornithologically accurate Baltimore Orioles weather vanes above the scoreboard.
 

Ashton Design

Dinosaur Hall

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Dinosaur Hall, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, KBDA

Dinosaurs are one of the core offerings at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, with many one-of-a-kind and scientifically significant specimens. In July 2011, the museum opened the new, 14,000-square-foot Dinosaur Hall to highlight the latest dinosaur discoveries and bring the process of scientific investigation to life.

KBDA

Fake Art Museum

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Fake Art Museum, Andalou University, Turkey, Ceyda Artun and Dilek Erdogan

As part of their environmental graphic design course in Andalou University’s Graphic Design Masters Program, Ceyda Artun and Dilek Erdogan were challenged to transform the school’s Fine Arts Faculty Canteen into “something more inspirational, interactive, and educational.”

GRA521 Environmental Graphic Design course, Anadolu University, Institute of Fine Arts, Graphic Design Masters Program

First Day of School

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First Day of School, Colegio Anchieta, SCENO Environmental Graphic Design

To mark the 120th anniversary of the Anchieta School and welcome students on their first day back from summer vacation, SCENO Environmental Graphic Design created a  visual communication program based on the tangram, the Chinese puzzle that challenges spatial reasoning skills with seven pieces that can be used to form different images.

SCENO Environmental Graphic Design

Graphic Design + Architecture

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Graphic Design + Architecture, a 20th Century History, Richard Poulin, Rockport Publishers

Graphic Design + Architecture, a 20th Century History

Richard Poulin's long-awaited Graphic Design + Architecture, A 20th-Century History examines the often overlooked union of graphic design and the built environment in the context of artistic, social, and cultural movements and influences of the 20th century. Released in November 2012, Graphic Design + Architecture is the first publication of its kind to provide a detailed historical overview of the pairing of these two disciplines.

Poulin + Morris Inc.

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