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July 20, 2015

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Deer Mountain Inn Signage

There are countless reasons why the Deer Mountain Inn is one of our favorite getaway spots in upstate New York – a beautifully renovated turn-of-the-century stone and wood house on fifteen acres of rolling lawns and woodlands, what’s not to love. And now thanks to some our latest work together, wandering the woods around the inn has just become easier!

Following in the footsteps of our branding work, the inn’s property is now fully equipped with a full system of wooden signage and hiking trail markers, along with a visitor’s guide to the woods and nearby attractions, beautifully-illustrated by Elisabeth Alba. And thank you Fabhaus for making our signage designs into beautiful wooden reality.

July 10, 2015

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WW Norton Seagull Reader box set

We love books and we especially loved designing the covers and packaging for this new three-volume literature anthology published by WW Norton. The box set includes a mix of classic and contemporary poetry, short stories and plays, and our design scheme for the three cover motifs celebrates the array of titles contained in each carefully curated volume – a must-have for literature students and budding writers alike.

If you’d like to add the Seagull Reader box-set to your bookshelf, it’s available to all at W. W. Norton.

July 1, 2015

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NET Interview

UK-based NET Magazine - a monthly publication focusing on everything related to design for the web – sat down with our creative captain for an email interview this summer to chat about our studio’s work, inspiration, challenges, and our perspective on the “soul” and future of web design. NBD. If you’re not a subscriber to the magazine, you still can check out a PDF of the interview here.

NET: Do you have any key principles that you’ve lived by in your career? 

AG: If it’s interesting and it gets our hearts pumping, we’ll do it, no matter what the form.

 

June 11, 2015

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AIGA NY Fresh Grad 2015

Our creative captain co-hosted AIGA NY’s 6th annual graduate design student showcase in the Parsons auditorium last night, featuring students from Cranbrook, MICA, NYU, Parsons, Pratt, RISD, SCAD, SVA, and Yale – each taking five minutes to dazzle the audience and each other with wonders from their graduate projects.

If you too would like to be dazzled, a video of the two-hour event is available here.

June 1, 2015

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Event branding for TEDWomen2015

We’re so honored to have had the chance to brand yet another amazing TED event – this time the TEDWomen2015 MOMENTUM conference which took place last week in Monterey, CA. Can’t think of a theme more fun to explore visually than one focused on energy, drive and propulsion – nor an event more inspiring than this summit of 40+ of the most incredible women (and men) in the world. Seeing our branding and program guide design inform everything from set design, projections and screen graphics, signage and swag – sweet icing on the cake. 

Keep an eye out for footage from the event on TED.com but you can also check out highlights of the conference on the TED blog.

 

April 20, 2015

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AIGA’s Spring Membership Drive!

In the latest phase of our membership-driven work with AIGA, the Spring Membership Campaign activated all 69 of AIGA’s U.S. chapters over the course of last week, and the collective effort across social media and email platforms brought new members to each and every one. Awesome work everyone!!! As for our team, we loved taking all of our work on last year’s Membership Toolkit to the cyber streets in this concentrated effort that included comprehensive messaging, a full suite of plug-and-play graphics & templates, and custom designs of a limited-edition line of Thank You gifts for all that joined.

To all of our newest AIGA members, welcome to the family! We’re so excited to have you on board.

April 2, 2015

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The American Family, Animated

We’re excited to announce that all thirteen of our the illustrated animations we developed to accompany The Family (a new WW Norton textbook about the contemporary family structure in the US) are now up on YouTube for your viewing and learning pleasure! Narrated by author Philip N. Cohen and designed to pair beautifully with the information graphics we developed as part of our design of the book itself, these are definitely up there on the list of some of our favorite work of 2014.

Watch all 13 here >

And let us know what you think.

March 12, 2015

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SURE HOUSE: SUstainable + REsilient

When the SURE HOUSE team approached us to become their communications partner the project definitely piqued the interest of our inner-nerds. The SURE HOUSE is the Stevens Institute of Technology’s entry in the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The competition, that will be held in Irvine, California this October, asks for teams to “design, build and operate a solar-powered house that is cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.” Because communication is one of the 10 competition categories, out involvement has included a complete re-brand and a website design. The site is now a much more vibrant and accurate representation of the key ingredients that make the SURE HOUSE so unique. Keep your eye on the website before the competition date, it will continue to expand and include information valuable to concerned homeowners, environmentalists and engineers looking to adopt innovative building techniques. Follow along on the process page and check out SURE HOUSE articles on the Pop-Sci blog!

March 10, 2015

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AIGA’s toolkit wins Publisher’s Choice!

Our AIGA Membership toolkit was selected for Association TRENDS’ coveted Publisher’s Choice award!

The following statement from one of the judges was announced during the ceremony:

“This organization relies on its chapters to serve as ambassadors and to be in the know in order to recruit new members. Their toolkit has accomplished this feat by creating a clear, concise, functional and fun marketing tool to grow membership through the chapters. The toolkit deploys the key information to ensure chapters, members, and key target audiences know the value of the association and its membership. The presentation is easy to read and understand, the design is exceptional because it combines valuable and specific information in a fun and exciting manner. The toolkit is a well thought out piece with strong writing and content presented consistently and effectively.”

HOORAY!

 

February 5, 2015

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Our Romance Extravaganza!

Though Valentine’s Day is still over a week away, AIGA/NY members came out to our heart-themed MIX at the Wooly last night hungry for loooove. And we didn’t disappoint. As advertised, guests were showered with flowers, kisses, candy, and the sweetest of jams. And according to our informal color-coded button-based survey, fellow mixers were also looking “nothing” – of the I’m-happily-committed-or-a-fully-fulfilled-individual variety. Friends and work were left in the dust. Designers mean business.

If you missed the love fest you can be there in spirit by following our playlist from the evening on Spotify. Enjoy! We heart you all!