Pentagram announces its newest partner, Marina Willer.
Marina, who is originally from Brazil, will join the firm’s London office in April, taking the total number of partners worldwide to 18.
Quick Link: Meet Marina Willer, Pentagram’s Newest Partner
Pentagram announces its newest partner, Emily Oberman.
Emily, who will join our New York office in April 2012, is a multi-disciplinary designer whose work encompasses brand identity, motion graphics, publications, packaging, advertising and websites. Her most recent projects include the website for This American Life, the identity, website and retail graphics for The Original Soupman (the basis for the beloved Seinfeld character), as well as work in progress for Science Friday and the technology company Conduit.
Quick Link: Meet Emily Oberman, Pentagram’s Newest Partner
Pentagram’s Paula Scher is the subject of a new volume in the “Hall of Femmes” book series honoring female graphic design legends. Produced by Swedish design duo Hjärta Smärta and published by Oyster Press, the book is constructed as a long interview with Scher covering four decades of her career, from her days as an art director at CBS Records in the 1970s to recent work designing prominent identities for Citibank, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Opera and Bausch + Lomb and large-scale environmental graphics for Bloomberg and the Achievement First Endeavor Middle School in Brooklyn.
A peek inside the book after the jump.
After a decade as a partner, Lisa Strausfeld is leaving Pentagram to embark on a new phase of her career as an entrepreneur of information-based projects.
Strausfeld’s first venture is Major League Politics, an online startup with the goal of making government activity as engaging and addictive as sports. The project is one that Strausfeld has been thinking about for years.
“Thanks to the Open Government Directive, today we have unprecedented access to government data,” says Strausfeld. “That, combined with a rising literacy and interest in information visualization and an increased urgency for public engagement with government over the past few years has motivated me to finally make this vision of what I call ‘civic entertainment’ a reality.”
Every designer or design firm faces the challenge of how best to show their portfolio online. Which projects make the cut? How many images? What do potential clients want to see? For our new site, launched last week, we’ve taken the maximal approach, creating an image-driven, easily navigable collection of hundreds of our projects that will continue to grow as we finish new work. The site allows users to view multiple projects at once and take a closer look at portfolios of each project.
Congratulations to James Biber FAIA, who after 19 years as a partner at Pentagram opened Biber Architects on the auspicious date of 10/10/10.
Trained as an architect at Cornell, Biber has done design work unconfined by traditional disciplines since 1984, when he partnered with a graphic designer and an illustrator in his first Soho architectural office. Over his two decades at Pentagram, his work extended to include collaborations with the firm’s other architects, graphic designers, product designers and new media designers. Biber Architects will take the evolution of his practice to the next level. Being an innovator in the multidisciplinary design world gives James a perspective that few can exercise in the creation of a new design paradigm.
Pentagram’s London office today named Naresh Ramchandani as its first new partner for four years and its first in 38 years from outside the world of design as it has been traditionally defined.
Naresh spoke briefly to Mark Sinclair from Creative Review this morning—read what he said on their blog.
This week Pentagram’s newest partner, Eddie Opara, officially joined our New York office. Eddie is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses brand identity, publications, environments, interactive installations, websites, user interfaces and software, with many of his projects ranging across multiple media. He has developed numerous applications including the MiG, an innovative content and asset management system for off and online applications that is currently in use by various clientele.
Eddie brings with him the team from Map, the studio he founded in 2005: Brankica Harvey, senior designer; Raed Atoui, software developer; and Frank LaRocca, designer.
Eddie’s wide-ranging practice complements Pentagram’s multi-disciplinary approach. “Bringing a diversity of design skills laced with innovation to Pentagram is paramount,” says Eddie. “I strive to conceive and build compelling work through my love of strategy, design and technology.”
Paula Scher says: “Eddie represents the new generation of graphic designers for whom all forms of media and all dimensions of design are not separated from the initial concept but are an integral part of the total thought.”
On the occasion of his joining, Eddie and his team have developed a new Pentagram app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad that showcases his portfolio. Download it here. Look for future updates of the app featuring more work from our studio.