Michael Gericke

Michael Gericke studied graphic design at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1986, he worked for Communication Arts in Boulder, Colorado, where he produced many projects combining graphics with three-dimensional design.

Michael Gericke's images and programs are known for their simplicity and clarity, and often portray the essential qualities of the object or topic he is representing. His team's work encompasses a wide variety of assignments and media, including identities, environmental graphics, exhibitions and communications design for a broad range of international clients, institutions, public agencies and cultural organizations.


Michael has received hundreds of accolades from design associations and museums, including Fortune magazine's Beacon Award for the creation of outstanding strategic design programs. His identity, poster and three-dimensional work appears regularly in international design exhibitions and is represented in the permanent collections of the Musée de la Poste in Paris, the Warsaw Poster Museum at Wilanów, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, the Neue Sammlung Museum in Munich, Japan's Ogaki Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Michael Gericke has served on the Executive Committee of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), is a frequent lecturer at universities and professional organizations, and has taught identity design at the Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art in New York. Michael is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the Advisory Council of the Center for Architecture, and the Board of Directors of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design.

View more of Michael Gericke's work at Pentagram.

Ground Zero Viewing Wall

Honor Award
Ground Zero Viewing Wall, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Pentagram

The designers created a viewing wall at Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. The 13-foot-high wall, the most visited historic site in the U.S., is expected to be in place for the next five to eight years.

To the visiting public, the wall offers safety, accessibility, and sensitivity. To the government agencies charged with the site's redevelopment, it offers transparency (of process) and flexibility.

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What Pat Moynihan Said About That

Honor Award, Lot with a Little
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.

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Temporary WTC Path Station

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Temporary WTC Path Station, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Pentagram

Pentagram created a comprehensive program of wayfinding and environmental graphics for the temporary PATH station at the former site of the World Trade Center. The station is designed as a stopgap until the new transportation center is completed in 2008. Because the station was deliberately designed to be temporary, the architecture is expeditious, open-air, and impermanent. The building is not air conditioned or heated, and looks directly into the Ground Zero site.

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New York's Moynihan

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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."

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Celebrating 100 Years

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Celebrating 100 Years, New York Public Library, Pentagram Design

On May 23, 2011, the New York Public Library celebrated the 100th anniversary of its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. To mark the occasion, Pentagram was commissioned to create Celebrating 100 Years, the library’s centennial exhibition, a presentation of 250 artifacts that highlight the collections and history of this remarkable institution.

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