segdDESIGN NO. 29

Theatre and Auditorium of Poitiers Graphics and Wayfinding

Theatre and Auditorium of Poitiers Graphics and Wayfinding

Word Play

Vibrant color and Dada-inspired graphics enliven a French performing arts center.

In the ancient French city of Poitiers—known for its medieval architecture and one of the oldest universities in Europe—the new Theatre and Auditorium of Poitiers provides a contemporary contrast. The 345,000-sq.-ft. cube, with its glowing glass façade, enfolds two box-like containers for theater and musical performances.

Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers

Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers

Badge of Honor

An officer’s badge inspires a shimmering tribute to the LAPD’s fallen officers.

Environmental graphic designers are most often called upon to convey concrete information in a visual language of form and material. It is a rare assignment that asks them to articulate abstract expressions such as reverence, solemnity, and commemoration.

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