Sonance Exhibit Featured in ‘Frame’


Frame has featured the award-winning trade fair exhibit Lorenzo Apicella designed for Sonance in its December issue. Inspired by the company’s mark, also designed by Pentagram, the article calls the design “as ingenious as it is eye-catching.”

Designing London Design Week


Monday night saw the opening of The London Design Festival at the Royal Festival Hall. The ceremony marked the beginning of one of the world’s great design events which, between the 17th and the 23rd of September, fills London with exhibitions, workshops, talks and private views. With branding and identity designed by Domenic Lippa, The London Design Festival’s organising committee is just one of the places you can see work by Pentagram partners during London’s celebration of design.


Angus Hyland has designed the identity and brand architecture for 100% Design London, the UK’s largest trade fair for the design and architecture profession and one of the longest running events in the festival calendar.


Harry Pearce has designed a poster with John Simmons as of part of 26 Posters, an installation for the festival organised by the writer’s advocacy organisation 26, which aims to demonstrate the power of language in design. The posters will be displayed at London’s Old Street and Elephant and Castle roundabouts, as well as on billboard sites in Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester.

Pentagram will be holding an exhibition of posters from throughout the firm’s 35-year history on Thursday, 20 September at our London office in Notting Hill. Contact Leah Speakman for further enquiries.

Justus Oehler Designs for the Deutsche Kinemathek


Justus Oehler and his team have designed posters, invitations, flyers and advertising for four recent exhibitions at the Deutsche Kinemathek Museum für Film und Fernsehen (the German Film and Television Museum) including the current exhibition about German filmmaker and photographer Ulrike Ottinger. Oehler also designed the museum’s identity and its bi-annual journal, Recherche Film und Fernsehen (RFF).

Ulrike Ottinger is internationally known as an experimental female filmmaker whose work is characterized by surrealistic-theatrical and stylized-artificial elements as well as by ethnological depictions of foreign places and people taken from her many travels through Europe, North America and particularly China and Mongolia. The exhibition is the first in a series that will highlight extraordinary German speaking filmmakers.

Update: Global Cities


Angus Hyland’s posters for the Global Cities exhibition at Tate Modern have been appearing all over London in the city’s Tube stations. The exhibition is on display until 27 August.

More images and a selection of exhibition reviews after the jump.

Interactive Model of Lower Manhattan Wins IDSA Award

Wall Street Rising’s interactive model of Lower Manhattan.

The interactive architectural model of Lower Manhattan designed by Lisa Strausfeld and her team for Wall Street Rising’s Downtown Information Center won an Industrial Design Excellence Award, the Industrial Designers Society of America announced today. Co-sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine and the IDSA, the awards recognize the best product designs of the year.

Founded in the wake of 9/11, Wall Street Rising is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the historic, cultural and economic interests of Lower Manhattan. The model, developed on the concept of a communal table, creates a shared space where visitors to the center can gather to learn about the history and opportunities of the area. Using a gyro-mouse, users can highlight streets, buildings and other points of interest, receive practical information about local museums, restaurants, shops and neighborhood events, view historic and contemporary photographs or watch short documentary films. These graphics are all seamlessly projected onto the 3-D model from two digital projectors hung from the ceiling.

Opening Day for ‘The Glory Days’

Exhibition poster designed by Pentagram.

Fifteen hundred people were at the Museum of the City of New York last night for the opening of The Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957 exhibition designed by Michael Gericke and his team. The show celebrates the remarkable achievements, personalities and spirit of baseball in New York between 1947 and 1957 when the city was home to three major league teams: the Yankees, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. For eleven seasons, these teams dominated the sport playing in ten World Series, seven of which were Subway Series, with rosters that included Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.

The exhibition relates the history of this heyday through archival photographs, film footage, memorabilia and ephemera from the Museum of the City of New York, the Baseball Hall of Fame and private collections. Many of the objects in the exhibition have never before been publicly displayed. The exhibition highlights this plethora of memorabilia, as well as exhibition text and interactive displays, through three different kinds of large custom-designed vitrines. Evoking the spirit of the game, the floor of the main exhibition room has been painted with a scaled drawing of a major league baseball field that creates the impression of walking on a baseball diamond and the surrounding walls have been covered in a wallpaper of fourteen-foot archival photographs. The exhibition opens today to the public and remains on view through December 31.

After the jump, a video about the show’s design. Exhibition images coming soon!

New Work: Global Cities

Time-lapse film of the 18 day build. 

Angus Hyland and William Russell have designed Global Cities, a major free exhibition that is taking place in the spectacular Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern in London from 20 June through 27 August.

Designing ‘Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies’

Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies opens today at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station.

Lisa Strausfeld and her team, in collaboration with the author and architect James Sanders, have designed the exhibition Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies that opens today in Grand Central Terminal. The month-long multimedia exhibition, based on Sanders’ classic book by the same name, relates the hundred-year plus history of filmmaking in and about New York City in a display of original scenic backings, film footage, production stills, and exhibition panels complete with quotes, location shots, art department drawings and renderings.

New Work: Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection launch at the Dorchester, London

The Dorchester Collection of luxury hotels—The Dorchester in London, The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, Le Meurice and the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, and the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan—celebrated the launch of its new identity, designed by John Rushworth, with a series of one-off launch events, designed by Lorenzo Apicella.

‘Kink’ at the Museum of Sex


Pentagram has designed the exhibition graphics for “Kink: Geography of the Erotic Imagination,” the new exhibition opening today at the Museum of Sex. The show has been curated by Katharine Gates, the noted sex academic, whose “erotic roadmap” has been adapted by Michael Bierut and Jennifer Kinon into an interactive “playground” for the exhibition. (A companion book from ex-publisher Judith Regan has been canceled. Daily News, third item.)

The revamped roadmap after the jump. Exhibition pics coming soon!