There’s no question about it… love and relationships are complex. In the spirit of ‘a picture being worth a thousand words’, I think this lovely illustration by Richard Mcguire for a 2010 June edition of The New Yorker speaks quite profoundly on the subject. It’s also a beautiful cover. Vive l’editorial!
It’s not often that I promote work from big international studios but this case study in particular by Paula Scher of Pentagram NYC is an exceptional example of what design and more specifically typography can do for a brand. The Public Theater project is one of the seminal graphic design projects in recent history (1994 – present). This past year, Paula Scher has transformed the lobby and maintained the brand through and through. Nice one.
Really loving the latest identity for the Whitney Museum of American Art. It is unconventional and apparently high maintenance, probably requiring a very comprehensive brand standards manual and a skilled designer to execute any further applications for the museum. Although some may see this identity as frivolous and limiting, I think these are trivial excuses which should not stifle a great creative concept such as this one. What I like the best is how the ‘W’ is able to change shape to fit different applications and uses, very much like a good museum, designed to host all different art installations. Design by: Experimental Jetset
quick & dirty remix of Benton Sans Compressed. live and direct from DTES (Vancouver)
Apparently there’s a right and a wrong way to gentrify a neighborhood. On one side, a Rolls Royce Phantom (I think) seen on my way to work this morning which stands out like a sore thumb on East Cordova. To the left, the new Pidgin which recently opened across the street from Vancouver’s notorious Pigeon Park.
Scout Magazine just published a statement from the proprietors who have been coming under fire from some residents of the TDES. I think Pidgin’s efforts for community involvement are notable. Please check out this article for yourself.
With all of this ‘stink’ around the opening of a new restaurant just one block from the likes of L’abattoire, the Irish Heather, Six Acres, the Cork & Fin etc… the list is long, one has to wonder what
a renovation or development of Pigeon Park it’s self will look like.
BTW, Nice tile logo, Pidgin!
Nothing says design super-nerd like drinking your morning coffee while thumbing through the
1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual, designed by the one and only
Massimo Vignelli. Maybe Helvetica isn’t so bad afterall. Unfortunately, this is a cumbersome and
very slow moving website. Otherwise, pretty cool!
I meant to post this a while back. A wonderful example how effective design can be in communicating basic information. Michael Bierut tackles New York parking signs (old on the left, new on the right).