Sports Illustrated has named the University of Phoenix Stadium the best new sports venue of the decade. The bold environmental graphics for the Arizona Cardinals’ home were developed by Michael Gericke and his team and have received a long series of honors. The 1.7 million-square-foot stadium has quickly become one of the central venues in the sports world and was the site of Super Bowl XLII. The Cardinals have sold out every game they have played in four seasons at the stadium. Congratulations to the Cardinals, who were the NFC champs in last season’s Super Bowl, have just clinched the NFC West Division and are now headed to the playoffs. Go Big Red!
Every Christmas since 1971, Pentagram has designed and published a small annual greetings booklet and sent it to our friends, colleagues and clients. Usually designed around a game or activity, these small books are intended to provide a diversion during the hectic holiday period. The partners take turns researching and designing the books, which traditionally avoid any direct reference to the season, adopting a strong graphic vocabulary in order to set them apart from the myriad of cards received at this time of year.
Wallpaper has put together a gallery of the books from Christmases past, 1974-2008, published together for the first time. The 2009 card, currently in the mail, tweaks the format. (More on this soon.) Happy holidays!