New Work: Vilcek Foundation


Abbott Miller and his team have designed the identity and website of the Vilcek Foundation, a philanthropic organization that honors foreign-born artists and scholars who have made lasting contributions to American society. The prize includes a trophy designed by Stefan Sagmeister.

Exhibition: Esto Now

Shake Shack photographed by Peter Mauss/Esto, 2004

“Esto Now: Photographers Eye New York” features recent NYC architecture as seen by the agency’s stable of top photogs. The show was designed by Pentagram and includes the Shake Shack, our collaboration with SITE. On view from 5 January through 4 March in the Gerald D. Hines Gallery at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York.

New Work: ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

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Abbott Miller and his team have designed “Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama,” on view at the Jewish Museum. The exhibition places “the Divine Sarah” in the context of her renown: Once the most famous woman in the world, she was the proto-celebrity who, in addition to being one of the most lauded actors ever, and the favored subject of countless classic Art Nouveau posters, had her own lines of hair curlers and liqueurs.

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Exhibition: Trigger

Paula Scher’s hand-colored “All the News That Fits” prints are featured in “Trigger: Projects Initiated by Graphic Designers,” a group show now on view at Fordham University. Participants include Carin Goldberg, Peter Buchanan-Smith, Stephen Doyle, Stefan Sagmeister and Worldstudio, among others, and the show was curated by former Pentagrammer Jacqueline Thaw. On view through 3 February 2006 at the Center Gallery at Fordham University, 113 West 60th Street, entrance on Columbus Ave.

Good Eye

Michael Bierut and other designers spot the typographical inaccuracies of “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Titanic,” and other period films in The New York Times. Of GN&GL, Peter Edidin writes, “It appears that the CBS News sign, prominently displayed in the film’s carefully reconstructed New York newsroom, uses the typeface Helvetica. But Helvetica was not designed until 1957, the year McCarthy died. The movie takes place in the early 1950’s. ‘I thought it was a bit jarring,’ said Michael Bierut, a graphic designer at Pentagram Studio in New York. ‘After all, even in 1957, Helvetica was an exotica Swiss import.’”

Lorraine Wild continues the discussion in a post on DesignObserver.

New Work: Building the Times

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On-scene reportage: Michael Bierut and his team designed the massive installation of photos by Annie Leibovitz that documents the construction of the new New York Times Building at 41st St. and 8th Ave. The hoarding incorporates 83 photos, the largest reproduced at a whopping 14 feet by 21 feet. The team also developed the accompanying website.

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