Paula Scher

Pentagram

Pentagram is the world's largest independent design consultancy. The firm is owned and run by 21 partners, a group of friends who are all leaders in their individual creative fields.

They have offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin. Pentagram designs everything: architecture and interiors, products, branding and identities, publications, posters and websites, books, exhibitions, films and digital installations.

How The Chicago Design Museum’s “Great Ideas of Humanity” Reimagines America’s First Sophisticated Image Advertising Campaign

While it’s generally accepted that Chicagoans care and know about the city’s treasure trove of architecture, recognition for its leadership in the other design disciplines—environmental, industrial, communications—lags behind.

Quad Cinema

Finalist 2018
Quad Cinema

New York’s renowned Quad Cinema reopened following a major renovation that revitalizes the theater with a sleek modern design and state-of-the-art technology. Pentagram developed the brand identity for the new Quad, as well as the look and feel of the theater including signage, environmental graphics and digital installations for the interiors. The branding introduces a logo and custom typography that play off the unique name and evoke the visual language of cinema.

The Handmaid’s Tale

Honor Award 2018
"The Handmaid’s Tale" Highline Installation

Hulu launched its new series adaption of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the dystopian classic by Margaret Atwood. Pentagram designed a new interactive public art installation to celebrates the series by distributing 4,000 free copies of the book. The project was displayed in a high-profile location at the High Line in New York.

The novel is set in Gilead, a future theocracy where women have been stripped of their rights and subjugated into roles as “handmaids” used expressly for procreation.

Paula Scher Featured in "Abstract" Series on Netflix

Headshot of Paula Scher

Pentagram’s Paula Scher is featured in the new documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design,” now streaming on Netflix. The show explores the lives and ideas of leading figures in design and architecture, with each episode focusing on a single creator and their practice. Scher’s entry, directed by the noted documentary filmmaker Richard Press (“Bill Cunningham New York”), looks at the influence New York City has had on the designer’s work, her lifelong love of typography, and the map paintings she creates alongside her client projects.

NYC Beaches Wayfinding and Signage

Hitting the Beach

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Pentagram builds a stronger-than-ever identity for New York City’s public beaches.

Design intervention in the wake of a natural disaster can be a tricky proposition. Emotions run high. Resources are scarce. Environmental restoration seems insurmountable. Efforts to rebuild, though admirable, can be fragmented, unorganized, and politically charged. It’s hard to know where to start.

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