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Pentagram

Paula Scher Honored as 2019 SEGD Fellow

Events — Jun 19, 2019

The designer is recognized for creating a body of work that epitomizes the highest standards of practice in environmental graphic design.

Achievement First Endeavor Middle School, Brooklyn, 2010. SEGD Merit Award. Zoom Enlarge

Achievement First Endeavor Middle School, Brooklyn, 2010. SEGD Merit Award.

Pentagram’s Paula Scher has been named the 2019 Society for Experiential Graphic Design Fellow, awarded for promoting the highest values in environmental graphic design and significantly contributing to the direction and growth of the field.

SEGD Fellows are the laureates of environmental graphic design, recognized for creating a body of work that epitomizes the highest standards of practice. Scher joins a distinguished group of recipients that includes Lance Wyman, Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar, Deborah Sussman, Massimo Vignelli, among many other leaders in the field.

Scher received the award at the SEGD Design Conference in Austin earlier this month, where it was presented by her fellow Pentagram partner Michael Gericke, who has collaborated with her on projects in the past.

“She wasn’t then, or now, held back by the mechanics or technical details,” said Gericke in his presentation remarks. “Actually, she reveled in not knowing—because there were no limitations to what she could do,”

“Since then, as we’ve seen, her work essentially has no boundaries between the graphic, physical and digital worlds—and ever encourages us all that anything is possible.” 

Michael Gericke presents the SEGD Fellow Award to Paula Scher at the SEGD Design Conference in Austin. Zoom Enlarge

Michael Gericke presents the SEGD Fellow Award to Paula Scher at the SEGD Design Conference in Austin.

Paula Scher with Clive Roux, SEGD; Mike McCarthy, DCL; and Bryan Meszaros, OpenEye Global. Zoom Enlarge

Paula Scher with Clive Roux, SEGD; Mike McCarthy, DCL; and Bryan Meszaros, OpenEye Global.

Over the years, Scher’s work in signage, wayfinding and environmental graphics has helped shape the character and identities for many places, companies, products and institutions, and has been frequently honored in the annual SEGD Global Design Awards.

NJPAC Lucent Technologies Center for Arts Education, Newark, New Jersey, 2001. Zoom Enlarge

NJPAC Lucent Technologies Center for Arts Education, Newark, New Jersey, 2001.

New 42nd Street Studios, New York, 2000. Zoom Enlarge

New 42nd Street Studios, New York, 2000.

Symphony Space, New York, 2002. Zoom Enlarge

Symphony Space, New York, 2002.

Shake Shack, New York, 2004. SEGD Honor Award. Zoom Enlarge

Shake Shack, New York, 2004. SEGD Honor Award.

Bloomberg L.P. corporate headquarters, New York, 2005. SEGD Honor Award. Zoom Enlarge

Bloomberg L.P. corporate headquarters, New York, 2005. SEGD Honor Award.

High Line, New York, 2009. SEGD Honor Award. Zoom Enlarge

High Line, New York, 2009. SEGD Honor Award.

The Public Theater, New York, 2013. SEGD Merit Award. Zoom Enlarge

The Public Theater, New York, 2013. SEGD Merit Award.

Rockaway Beach, New York, 2015. SEGD Honor Award. Zoom Enlarge

Rockaway Beach, New York, 2015. SEGD Honor Award.

The Quad Cinema, New York, 2017. SEGD Finalist Award. Zoom Enlarge

The Quad Cinema, New York, 2017. SEGD Finalist Award.

The Handmaid's Tale exhibition at the High Line, New York, designed in collaboration with Abbott Miller, 2017. SEGD Merit Award. Zoom Enlarge

The Handmaid's Tale exhibition at the High Line, New York, designed in collaboration with Abbott Miller, 2017. SEGD Merit Award.

Scholastic, New York, 2018. SEGD Merit Award. Zoom Enlarge

Scholastic, New York, 2018. SEGD Merit Award.

Nicollet, Minneapolis, 2018. SEGD Merit Award. Zoom Enlarge

Nicollet, Minneapolis, 2018. SEGD Merit Award.

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