Typography

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.

Governors Island Signage

Finalist 2017
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.

Name That Font! And Hire This Student.

Spector is a handheld device that can identify the typeface and colors from physical objects, created by Fiona O'Leary for her graduation project at Royal College of Art. O'Leary calls it an interactive eye-dropping tool and it can capture and identify fonts and colors in the real world and transfer them directly to Adobe InDesign.

2016 SEGD Fellow Michael Reed of Mayer/Reed—For the Greater Good

Michael Reed, 2016 SEGD Fellow

Over a career that spans more than 40 years, Michael Reed has helped shape a wide variety of public spaces, from airports to courthouses and from urban bike trails to homeless shelters. His humanist approach to design has touched them all—weaving story with place and people to create spaces that respect and improve the quality of life for those using them.

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