New Work: Safdico


Angus Hyland has produced a new corporate website and content management system (CMS) for the South African Diamond Corporation - Safdico.

Safdico is one of the world’s premier diamond producers, priding itself on its craftsmanship and expertise while operating to the most stringent professional, ethical and social standards. Pentagram’s design for the business-to-business focussed site is elegant and controlled, without denying the inherent glamour of Safdico’s products.

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.

New Work: EAT Seasonal


Angus Hyland has designed the graphic identity for EAT’s new range of seasonal food as part of a wider-reaching brand evolution strategy.

United Reveals New Cabin Design


United Airlines announced a breakthrough yesterday: this fall, they will be the first US carrier to feature fully reclining lie-flat seats in their International First and Business cabins. Pentagram’s Daniel Weil worked with United and a team of specialists throughout the intricate process of designing two new cabins.

“This is the moment where the customer is put first,” said Weil. Designed to provide more space and a better sense of privacy through an innovative forward- and rear-facing design and seats that recline 180˚ to form a six-foot-long bed, the first updated planes will take to the skies later this year. The entire international fleet will be updated in phases over the next two to three years.

The new cabins were designed in conjunction with industry experts B/E Aerospace. Pentagram has been United’s design consultant for nearly ten years, with responsibilities that have ranged from developing the airline’s current livery design, to naming its low-cost carrier Ted, to designing its self-service ticket dispensers, to consulting on tableware and in-flight amenities.

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.

Pentagram Turns 35



Tuesday 12 June was Pentagram’s 35th Birthday and to celebrate, Daniel Weil and Julia Wyatt organised a mystery day out for partners and staff from the London and Berlin offices.

More photos from the celebrations after the jump

New Work: Laurence King Publishing

Fall 2007 catalogue for Laurence King Publishing.

Art and design book publisher Laurence King has released its fall 2007 trade catalogue which showcases Angus Hyland’s work as the company’s creative director.

The catalogue features five new book covers designed by Angus and his team at Pentagram.

Summertime Comes to Pentagram


Pentagram’s London office in the sunshine. Finally!

Radio Hyland

Angus Hyland is taking to the airwaves to play eight of his favourite tracks and to talk about his take on graphic design with the polymath art director, designer, writer and broadcaster Adrian Shaughnessy. The show will be aired by London’s Resonance FM from 1 pm BST on Friday, 1 June and will be available by either tuning in to 104.4 FM in London or by listening via their website.

The show will also be available to download as a podcast in the coming weeks. Full details of how to access this can be found on Graphic Design on the Radio.

SOLD OUT: Pentagram D&AD President’s Lecture

Lecture poster designed by Harry Pearce, to be sold at the event.

As part of this year’s D&AD President’s Lectures series, a cross section of Pentagram partners—Lorenzo Apicella, Michael Bierut, Domenic Lippa, Abbott Miller, Justus Oehler, William Russell, Lisa Strausfeld, DJ Stout and Daniel Weil—will give their views on the past, present and future of Pentagram in a discussion chaired by Professor Alan Livingston CBE.

A new short film about Pentagram by award-winning filmmaker Hillman Curtis will be shown as part of the talk. The film was specially commissioned for the D&AD President’s Lecture and is Hillman’s second film about Pentagram.

Tickets for the discussion, to be held at Old Billingsgate in London on the 22nd of May, are sold out, however, D&AD will be filming the talk. The film will be exclusively available to D&AD members, but watch this space—we hope to post some excerpts as soon as post-production is finished.

Click here for more information from the D&AD website.