Every week New York magazine commissions a different designer for the “High Priority” typographic illustration that opens the magazine’s listings section. Now both New York and Design Observer (courtesy Michael Bierut) have posted mini-retrospectives of the series, including contributions by Michael, Fernando Gutiérrez, Abbott Miller, and Paula Scher with Lenny Naar.
The project was also featured in last month’s issue of Creative Review.
Paula Scher will be speaking at the @issue Business & Design Conference, presented by the Corporate Design Foundation. Thursday, 11 May 2006 at Rockefeller University, New York. Conference information and registration here.
Selected for the ADC 85th Annual Awards:
“Swarm” exhibition catalogue for the Fabric Workshop and Museum (Merit Award, Book Design: Museum, Gallery or Library Book category)
The following projects have been selected for this year’s I.D. Annual Design Review, to be published in the magazine’s July/August issue:
2wice Armitage Alphabet issue (Design Distinction, Graphics category)
2wice Gold issue (Design Distinction, Graphics)
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh environmental graphics (Design Distinction, Environments)
Hermès “El Río” poster (Honorable Mention, Graphics)
The Myths book series for Canongate (Honorable Mention, Graphics)
Bloomberg L.P. headquarters environmental graphics (Honorable Mention, Environments)
Our signage and dynamic digital displays for Bloomberg’s New York headquarters took the Gold in the Environments category of this year’s Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), the influential competition sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and BusinessWeek magazine. Winners will be featured in the magazine’s July 3rd issue.
More Bloomberg after the jump.
Michael Bierut and Armin Vit have redesigned Creativity, the advertising and design magazine published by Ad Age. The redesign launches with the magazine’s 20th anniversary issue (March), in which Pentagram also appears on the Creativity 50, a list of “the most influential creative people of the last two decades.” Up next: the team redesigns AdCritic, the Creativity website.
More images after the jump.
Michael Bierut and his team have designed the latest Pentagram Paper, “Monografías: Information Design for the Mexican Schoolroom,” about the illustrated learning aids popular in Mexico. Armin Vit of Speak Up (and Pentagram) contributes an introduction about his own youthful monografía mania: “That evening, walking to the papelería with my mom I was about to discover monografías for the first time. I would then use them every year from third grade to high school and for every class from biology to world history—some I used so much, I had them memorized.”
More images after the jump.