Eddie Opara Named to Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 List

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Pentagram is thrilled to announce our partner Eddie Opara has been named to Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, the annual list that celebrates “innovators, movers and shakers…who are shaping the world in new and different ways.” The list, published in Ebony’s December 2011/January 2012 issue (print only), recognizes influential leaders in politics, sports, entertainment and the arts. Eddie is honored alongside President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Lil Wayne, Viola Davis, Cory Booker, Kanye West and Marcus Samuelsson, among many others.

Congratulations Eddie!

Putting NYC Design on the Map

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From one design capital to another: This month the Amsterdam-based interior design magazine Eigen Huis & Interieur published a special “New York Design Guide” issue that highlights landmarks of the New York City design scene. Pentagram’s Luke Hayman and his team recently redesigned EH&I and established the masthead’s ampersand as an icon of the brand. Each month a different designer is invited to interpret the ampersand for the opening of the “Interieur” section, and for the New York issue, Hayman created an ampersand inspired by Massimo Vignelli’s classic 1972 map of the New York City subway system. In the new version, the lines of the ampersand playfully connect contemporary and historic New York designers, agencies and institutions, from Milton Glaser, George Lois, Ruth Ansel and the Museum of Modern Art to Karlssonwilker, Local Projects, Dror and Pentagram (of course). Download a PDF of the map here.

Inside the issue, Hayman and Pentagram designer Shigeto Akiyama each contribute a list of New York’s “must-sees,” and Hayman is interviewed in the magazine’s Het Katern section. Paula Scher’s New York loft is one of the featured interiors.

Project Team: Luke Hayman, partner-in-charge and designer; Shigeto Akiyama and Felix Koutchinski, designers.