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December 14, 2015

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Happy Holidays!

With our busy year coming to a quick close, the KMIP crew managed to find a moment to take a bit of a breather together and venture into the depths of Brooklyn for a yummy dinner and a fierce game of shuffleboard. We may not be ready for the competitive circuit just yet but we sure did enjoy ourselves – and we had the dorky t-shirts to play the part.

We hope your holiday festivities were just as merry and may you have the most amazing start to the New Year!

From our whacky bunch to yours.

December 8, 2015

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Journalism + Design

“For journalism to survive and flourish, we must be willing to reimagine everything. Design is our natural ally and a crucial part of the solution.” We couldn’t agree more with the battle cry for The New School’s Journalism + Design  program – a new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree that combines the rigorous critical thinking of Eugene Lang College with the creative design thinking of Parsons The New School for Design. Yes, please! And what an honor to design the program’s visual system. The new identity reframes and reshapes itself around three core elements, and by using a modular framing device, the underlying structure of the logotype can translate to an adaptive framework of content modules which behave in similar ways across all communications materials and platforms – from print applications to digital devices.

November 12, 2015

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J.M.K. Innovation Prize Report

For the past nine months the J.M. Kaplan Fund gathered and reviewed over 1,100 applications submitted by early-stage social entrepreneurs from across the U.S. applying for the newly launched J.M.K. Innovation Prize, which will award grants of $175,000 each for three years of financial support to ten brilliant projects. Our team had the honor to work with the prize’s directors, writers and data analysts to develop a visual report to showcase all of the insights gained and lessons learned during this unique process, offering an in-depth look at the landscape of social innovation today.

A downloadable version of the PDF is available on the J.M. Kaplan Fund website here.

October 20, 2015

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SURE HOUSE WINS THE DECATHLON! 

It’s official and we are besides ourselves to announce that the SURE HOUSE has taken home *FIRST PLACE* in this year’s Solar Decathlon!!! Even sweeter – the Stevens team scored first in 7 out of 10 categories, including Engineering, Architecture and Communications! 

We are so proud of everyone who worked so hard on this amazing project – and so proud to have been involved.
An East Coast celebration is in order!!!

WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING:
• A 100% solar house that laughs at hurricanes (vox.com)
• Stevens takes the 2015 Solar Decathlon by Storm (mnn.com)

October 8, 2015

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SU+RE HOUSE at the Solar Decathlon!

And let the games begin!!! After more than two years of research, design and construction for the Steven’s Institute of Technology’s graduate engineering and architecture teams, and almost a year of work for our studio as their dedicated communications partner, the beautiful and brilliant home that is the SU+RE HOUSE is opening its door to the first wave of what is expected to be close to 100,000 public visitors at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in Irvine, CA today.

Outfitted with a comprehensive system of signage and environmental graphics designed by our team, the SU+RE HOUSE is a living & breathing prototype of what a truly sustainable and resilient home can and should be – reducing it’s energy use by more than 90% thanks to its innovative use of solar power and strict Passive House standards, while simultaneously protecting itself from the all-too-real effects of climate change with ingenious flood proof construction that will allow it to remain safe and dry in flood elevations of up to 5 feet. We couldn’t be more thrilled that opening day is finally here, and will be watching the competition with baited breath for the next 10 days.

October 7, 2015

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AIGA’s Expanded Identity System

As AIGA kicks off its annual design conference in New Orleans today, we are also thrilled to officially celebrate the organization’s expanded identity system launched across all 70 of AIGA’s U.S. chapters just a month ago.

Building on a legacy of design for an organization like AIGA was no cake walk, but our collective goal with this effort was not to reinvent the wheel (or, in this case, the square), but to raise the brand’s visual energy by integrating a more contemporary and vibrant color and typographic palette, strengthening the tagline by making it more audible and more integral to the brand as a whole, and creating a system that allows each affiliate to create a unique logotype for their chapter, while connecting all chapters to one consistent but vibrant whole.

October 6, 2015

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20th anniversary for the Design Trust!

As the Design Trust for Public Space officially celebrates its 20th anniversary with a platinum anniversary party at Christie’s on October 14th, we also want to celebrate all that this incredible non-profit has done to improve the experiences of New York City’s public spaces for all of its residents. It was our honor to design the organization’s brand new website a year and a half ago and just this past summer we were able to extend our work on the Design Trust’s digital presence to a comprehensive new system of printed stationery, promotional materials and presentation templates.

Happy anniversary, and happy new face, Design Trust!

September 23, 2015

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Design Trust 20/20 Champions

We are thrilled to announce that in celebration of Design Trust’s 20th Anniversary, our very own creative captain, Agnieszka Gasparska, has been named one of the 20/20 Champions of Public Space. Each of the twenty champions are being celebrated for their integral role in the organization’s impact on NYC’s public space.

We are deeply humbled by this news, and truly honored to be in such esteemed company. Congratulations to all of the incredible visionaries that join Agnieszka on this list- New York City’s public spaces would not be the same without you.

September 17, 2015

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WW Norton Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

WW Norton’s most successful textbook for living in a multicultural and global age is now available in a concise Essentials edition. This “Toolkit for a Global Age” shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture, and that the tools of cultural anthropology are vital to participating in a global society. We are thrilled to have designed this new edition that emphasizes the discipline’s big questions, reinforcing key concepts beyond the classroom—in relationships, campus life, workplaces, religious communities, and our globalizing world.

Learn more about the book at W. W. Norton.

September 8, 2015

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WW Norton World Politics

Our latest collaboration with W. W. Norton & Co. has hit the shelves and we’re excited to have yet another reason to challenge the common misconception that textbooks are boring. The third edition of World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions is a complete redesign of this college-level volume, including a sleek and modern interior and a brand-new suite of maps and information graphics.

Why are there wars? Why do countries struggle to cooperate to prevent genocides or to protect the environment? Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Organized around the puzzles that draw scholars and students alike to the study of international relations, World Politics gives students the tools they need to think analytically about the field’s most compelling questions.

Find out more (and maybe even purchase your own copy) at W. W. Norton.