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How Pentagram’s Michael Bierut Picks A Typeface

Once “typographically promiscuous,” Bierut has a simple method for selecting typefaces–as detailed in this exclusive excerpt from his forthcoming book “Now You See It and Other Essays on Design."

Entro on “Cultivating a Design Legacy” and Canada’s Airports
Entro on “Cultivating a Design Legacy” and Canada’s Airports

In 2011, Entro Communications merged with Toronto-based Gottschalk+Ash in the shared pursuit of doing great design work. This year, the firm released a book detailing its separate and combined history, entitled “Cultivating a Design Legacy: The First 50 Years.” In this excerpt, read how the Canadian firms built their legacy in airports.

Pentagram Takes On Its Biggest Challenge Yet—Making Penn Station Less Awful

Penn Station, friendly? Pentagram’s new wayfinding in the notoriously unfriendly transportation hub aims to make it so.

Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones Exhibit
It's Only Rock 'N Roll—Exhibitionism—the Exhibition

The Rolling Stones, one of the most iconic and influential musical acts of the last five decades, are the subject of the lauded traveling exhibition entitled “Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones,” designed by Pentagram.

30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000

Look no further than Paris' Promenade plantée, which was completed in 1993, to see where the trend of converting obsolete railways into beautiful urban green spaces originated. The real urban renewal linear park boom, however, happened in this century.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards!
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards—Honoring Excellence in Experiential Graphic Design That Connects People to Place

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Winning projects in the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards were announced on June 10 at the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami. The SEGD Global Design Awards is the only international awards program focused on user experiences in the built environment.

Sarah McKeen, Project Manager at Pentagram, New York
Sarah McKeen

Sarah McKeen is a Project Manager in the New York office of Pentagram.

Before Joining Pentagram Sarah McKeen worked for Gensler for 8 years of which half of her time there was spent as an Interior Designer and half as an Environmental Graphic Designer. Before Gensler, Sarah was at Morgan Gick McBeath & Associates as an Interior Designer in Falls Church, VA for three years.

Sarah McKeen graduated from the University of Florida's Interior Design program.

Exhibitionism—The Rolling Stones Exhibition

For over five decades, the Rolling Stones have continually reinvented themselves as musicians, performers and cultural icons, transforming music, art, fashion and popular culture in the process. This incredible legacy is explored in “Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones,” a major exhibition opened at New York’s Industria Superstudio after a blockbuster run in London. The designers collaborated on the exhibition with producers Tony Cochrane and Thea Jeanes-Cochrane of iEC and curator Ileen Gallagher.

Border City

Building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico was a focal point of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; the idea has turned attention to the border between the two countries but ignores the point that they coexist in a complex synergy. Designed in collaboration with FR-EE / Fernando Romero Enterprise in response to the official theme, “Utopia by Design,” “Border City” is the Mexico installation at the first annual London Design Biennale.

Planned Parenthood Installation

For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has fought for reproductive health and rights, championing the idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and to manage their own fertility. Currently, the organization is powered by nine and a half million activists, supporters, and donors nationwide.

Broadway Housing Communities

Pentagram designed the identity for Broadway Housing Communities, a non-profit developer of supportive housing in New York, and created the environmental graphics for BHC’s most recent initiative, the Sugar Hill Project in Harlem’s historic neighborhood of the same name. The 171,000 sq. ft. mixed-use development brings together permanent housing with early education, educational advocacy and access to the arts via a new cultural institution, the Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, an 18,000 sq. ft.

Grace Farms Signage and Wayfinding

Located on 80 open acres of lush, rolling meadows, woods, and wetlands in New Canaan, Connecticut, Grace Farms provides a place for people to experience nature, foster community, pursue social justice and explore the connections between art and faith, all while immersed in a beautiful landscape. A complex system of signage and environmental graphics for the Grace Farms building and grounds has been developed by Pentagram, expanding on the design of the institution’s identity and website.

Governors Island Signage

Governors Island is home to 172 acres of lush landscapes and picturesque paths where visitors can bike, picnic, lounge on hammocks, play sports, view art exhibitions, attend concerts and dance performances and explore historic buildings, all in view of the Manhattan skyline. Reachable only by ferry, the Island is a serene escape from the bustle of the city. A new set of signage and environmental graphics has been designed by Pentagram for the Island that guide visitors and enhance its unique sense of place.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Signage

In December 2014, following a three-year renovation that has restored the historic Andrew Carnegie Mansion and increased the museum’s exhibition space by 60 percent, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum reopened to the public. Pentagram’s Michael Gericke and Eddie Opara have collaborated on the graphics for the revitalized institution, including a bold new graphic identity, website, signage, wayfinding, and exhibition graphics.

MahaNahkon CUBE

MahaNahkon is a new 77-story high-rise mixed-use complex located on a 3.6-acre site in the heart of Bangkok’s Central Business District. The building is designed by Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren and developed by Pace Development. Pentagram has designed a program of environmental graphics for MahaNahkon, including dynamic digital installations for CUBE, the building’s retail component.

Closed Worlds

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system, a self-sustaining physical environment that is set apart from its surroundings and uses its own matter and energy to function. “Closed Worlds” was an exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York that presents 41 living prototypes for these ecologically regenerative systems.

Headshot of Paula Scher
Paula Scher Featured in "Abstract" Series on Netflix

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.

Grace Farms Wayfinding by Pentagram
Wayfinding and Building Community at Grace Farms

Despite the moniker, Grace Farms is not an agricultural enterprise. The unique 80-acre campus in New Canaan, Conn., boasts a multiple award-winning and winding 83,000-square-foot building, while exemplary wayfinding by Pentagram (New York) helps guide all visitors in their exploration of nature, community and faith.

Image of the Atlanta Falcons Stadium
A Team Effort—Football Design Stories for Game Day

In honor of the faceoff between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots on Sunday, we've compiled our best football design stories. Are you ready for some football?

Border City at London Biennale
Pentagram and Border City at London Design Biennale

Border City proposes a truly bi-national and borderless city based on a unique hexagonal grid system. It was the exhibition from Mexico at the London Design Biennale, which opened on September 7, 2016.

BookHampton by Pentagram
Pentagram's New Identity for BookHampton

Pentagram created an identity that features a wordmark set in the literary serif Didot, with the clean, modern Futura as the supporting font. The logotype is accompanied by a distinctive mark that combines the iconic shape of an Adirondack chair and books on a shelf. A color palette in cool shades of ocean blue completes the new look.

Creating Meaningful Experiences Dialogue

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Creating Meaningful Experiences - Abbot Miller

SEGD is an amazing community of designers, fabricators and manufacturers who create experiences that connect people to place. One of the many membership benefits of SEGD is a library of talks from SEGD's 4-6 events a year. Starting from 2014, these videos are available for viewing for members for free. If you are a member please log in (hint: top right below search) if not please join SEGD and experience its amazing resources.

Image of Abbott Miller
Meet Abbott Miller—Design and Content

You've probably heard of Abbott Miller before. He's a design legend, having done many notable projects, written several books and garnered many accolades. He's also an SEGD member.

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition at the V&A
The 20 Most Influential Exhibit Designs this Century

We wouldn't dare pretend that this is a definitive list, but it is a list of the projects that the top exhibit designers see as influential and important projects that have helped to push the area of exhibition design forward. The breadth of projects that were submitted was amazing.

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