Archinect - News 2014-10-02T04:24:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108643850/the-long-lost-design-bible-of-the-new-york-subway-is-briefly-back-in-print The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print Alexander Walter 2014-09-10T15:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b4df40516b9972f4061b7fa8f4a92d5.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To many designers, the manual became an exemplar of the form&mdash;and a design classic in its own right. [...] When Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed, who work at the New York design firm Pentagram, stumbled across a copy a few years ago, it was buried under old gym clothes in a locker. They digitized the manual, and now they&rsquo;re reprinting it with the blessing of the MTA. A complete reissue, which includes a new essay on the manual&rsquo;s history, is being sold on Kickstarter starting today [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108252788/community-bus-stops-transform-brazil Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:55:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:24:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5d421adb1f9e7594d3e0fd76b8e131de.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thousands of bus stops in Brazil completely lack signage to indicate which buses actually stop there. The nation-wide inconvenience has finally been tackled by one of the biggest community projects in the world. &lsquo;Que &Ocirc;nibus Passa Aqui?&rsquo; (&lsquo;Which Bus Stops here?&rsquo;) is a resident-led initiative which has taken Brazil by storm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107559001/more-is-more-the-gaudy-genius-of-the-late-deborah-sussman More is more: the gaudy genius of the late Deborah Sussman Alexander Walter 2014-08-27T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:11:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00a676160925a9eeb275afa7c4114184.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;More is more,&rdquo; was the motto of Deborah Sussman, the graphic designer behind this brilliant visual riot, who died last week at the age of 82. Trained in the office of Charles and Ray Eames, she took their love of colour and pattern to new heights, establishing a studio with her husband, Paul Prejza, that would tackle everything from shop fit-outs to city wayfinding, sprinkling her distinctive brand, like sugary confetti, from Philadelphia to Santa Monica.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One week ago: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107018227/deborah-sussman-designer-has-died-at-age-83" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Sussman, designer, has died at age 83</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107191001/arshihara-applying-the-ishihara-test-to-architecture-s-most-iconic-buildings ARSHIHARA: Applying the Ishihara Test to architecture's most iconic buildings Alexander Walter 2014-08-22T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T20:25:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8ci7r1gvrgurl36.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's a fun visual exercise to drift off into the weekend with: <a href="http://cargocollective.com/what" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yannick Martin</a>, a French architect and graphic designer now based in Colombia, has shared with us his latest project, <em>ARSHIHARA</em>&nbsp;&mdash; like much of Martin's &oelig;uvre, an investigative play with forms, language, architecture and cubes.</p><p>This is how he describes it: "The idea was to create minimal graphics that could represent the best some of the most famous building, and to illustrate them using the formal and colorful test of Dr Shinobu Ishihara, test that he made to recognize colorblind people."</p><p>Keep scrolling and try to guess the buildings before reading the hint...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1eqg9yirysei7q20.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bhfsqfjddz89qs0l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rync6qgrcfplfd4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fccbkhn3us8yoq8i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qykzvqdc9l4idbav.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bl/bl7hez6ypa4n4foi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fc5p1lq1vs6wp776.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m1/m1knx5h47jvoa47t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hb6ulrp604evyawa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/sy7tcz3xwvxtuwxe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5q97wn2bicbiy1yt.jpg"></p><p><em>All images courtesy of Yannick Martin</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107018227/deborah-sussman-designer-has-died-at-age-83 Deborah Sussman, designer, has died at age 83 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-20T14:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T13:16:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzs311sknfvb5d8q.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are very sad to learn of the passing of amazing designer Deborah Sussman, who died this morning after a battle with cancer." &mdash; @DesignObserver</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designer Deborah Sussman passed away this morning at age 83.</p><p>Perhaps best known for her environmental and graphic design for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles,&nbsp;Sussman began her career working as an office designer for Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s. She founded her own firm in 1968, and created <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11768196/sussman-prejza-co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sussman/Prejza &amp; Co.</a> along with her husband, architect and urban planner Paul Prejza, in 1980.</p><p>Her distinctively colorful and intrepid graphical work brought character to Disney World, the city of Santa Monica, CA, and the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.</p><p>View a selection of Sussman's graphical and environmental work in the gallery below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102785435/35-of-the-world-s-palaces-gathered-into-one-quaint-interactive-infographic 35 of the world's palaces gathered into one quaint, interactive infographic Justine Testado 2014-06-26T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:04:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4uw7jrlb5jf7ezx.jpg" width="514" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although it can't compare to experiencing their grandeur in real life, <a href="http://www.movoto.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Movoto</a>&nbsp;gives a snapshot of 35 of the world's most recognized palaces in one interactive infographic. The Movoto team created the graphic and focused on analyzing palaces to catch a glimpse of the power, wealth, the rich history, and the architectural styles of various countries.</p><p>Hovering over the infographic displays each palace's dimensions (to scale, based on pixels), descriptions, resident, and current status.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iag5rt63oyboo90s.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ikzx4760e2k3dijt.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvypgnl3jlxcu79x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t1/t1li36r21mtyj8ay.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lki63280sn2ojxxl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/ych6c1qpn55r5bo7.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>See the full infographic <a href="http://www.movoto.com/blog/novelty-real-estate/palaces-around-the-world/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102648775/editor-s-picks-373 Editor's Picks #373 Nam Henderson 2014-06-25T13:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7ksd4up6agd1egs4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. - vado retro had a complaint "ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. who did this page layout? it is not good"...</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2235825/terri-peters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terri Peters</a>&nbsp;penned a review&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem's Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;Therein, she wrote "<em>The exhibition encourages dialogue, and feels like an exhibition of architectural research, not a survey of new trends in architecture</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sk/skqj35lt3dexhdgs.jpg"></p><p>For the nineteenth edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicagoisms</a>.&nbsp;A slightly condensed version of the introduction explains "<em>the title of this volume, refers precisely to those moments of productive interaction and wild provocation, of radical speculation and fruitful exchange, that Chicago is uniquely capable of inspiring, fostering, and implementing</em>"</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> had a complaint "<em>ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. &nbsp;who did this page layout? it is not good</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7o/7o87bsqy1s1jmkbq.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In a video shot at his "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>" pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture</a>.&nbsp;He claims drawing(s) is "<em>not a completely secular task...they have their own dest...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102099789/archimusic-renders-famous-musicians-into-characteristic-buildings "Archimusic" renders famous musicians into characteristic buildings Justine Testado 2014-06-17T17:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:12:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/lyqzfnizyc0zh5wj.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Illustrator <a href="http://federicobabina.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Federico Babina</a> from Barcelona looks to some of the world's most influential musicians in his latest series, "Archimusic."&nbsp; Depicted in Babina's signature whimsical style, he architecturally renders 27 familiar names in various music genres like J.S. Bach, Miles Davis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bj&ouml;rk, Freddie Mercury, and Radiohead.</p><p>Maybe these drawings can spark a few creative notes (pun totally intended) of inspiration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfcjv57iqxt7ks9j.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2iq56rillcku582.jpg"></p><p>The buildings surely emphasize the enduring fame of these musicians, with some of them even resembling their physical appearances. Based on mere sightreading, the few measures of notes right below could also perhaps be a hint at the musician's musical personality.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0racjqapn5jf2h4r.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wr4fpuqfdhfowhue.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spyv9m8pd3udz0e2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Previously on Archinect news:</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90929498/archibet-if-architects-designed-an-alphabet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archibet": if architects designed an alphabet...</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute; Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100517642/massimo-vignelli-acclaimed-modernist-architect-and-graphic-designer-dies-at-83 Massimo Vignelli, acclaimed modernist architect and graphic designer, dies at 83 Justine Testado 2014-05-27T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:05:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pib0noifdvkgg0s1.jpg" width="514" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Massimo Vignelli, the award-winning designer whose influential signature minimalist style balanced architecture and graphic design in the later half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 83 after a long-term illness.</p><p>Born in Milan on Jan. 10, 1931 and inspired by Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, Vignelli began his career in architecture working as a draftsman when he was 16. He went on to study art and architecture in Milan and Venice, and came to the U.S. through academic fellowships between 1957-1960. He met his wife Lella Vignelli while studying in Venice and in 1960, they established the Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture in Milan.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptd0pd75wt8lsr0y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1vd0mr46ksw2fej.jpg"></p><p>After Vignelli formed renowned design firm Unimark International with six other designers in Chicago, where they created New York's subway signs and helped shape corporate identities through graphic design, he and Lella co-founded <a href="http://www.vignelli.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vignelli Associates</a> -- their own architecture firm -- in 1971.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4zbhelj591qjktqt.jpg"></p><p>Massimo Vignelli communicated architectural c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91146685/a-cartoon-encyclopedia-of-tel-aviv-s-buildings A cartoon encyclopedia of Tel Aviv's buildings Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-13T15:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T13:25:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mkroria8s845xz65.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Israeli designer <a href="http://cargocollective.com/Avner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Avner Gicelter</a> gives loving homage to Tel Aviv's array of architectural styles in his illustrated "<a href="http://tlvbuildings.avnergicelter.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TLV Buildings</a>" project. In the continuing series, Gicelter faithfully represents each building's facade in simple, colorful, almost 8-bit renderings, sometimes retaining small individuating elements such as rooftop gardens or balcony banners. Presented in isolation from their urban context (although titled with their address), the buildings receive equal respect and altogether could form a simple reference guide for Tel Aviv's architecture.&nbsp;Gicelter hopes to update the series weekly with a new illustration.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory André Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory" Justine Testado 2013-12-09T13:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:21:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q59n0ho9u54zdrbu.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Rendered into clean lines and bold graphic hues, Oporto-based architect and illustrator Andr&eacute; Chiote draws some of the world's most iconic contemporary structures designed by their equally iconic architects. He began developing this project by choosing specifically-programmed buildings that became cultural symbols eventually engrained into the "urban collective memory."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj81a45o6vja4y7n.jpg" title=""><br><br> Even by only highlighting a particular detail, the building is still recognizable whether one remembers seeing it on TV, online, in print, or in person. The souvenir poster/advertisement-like quality of Chiote's illustrative style further emphasizes the popularity of these structures.</p> <p> In his last approach, Chiote illustrated famous museums like Renzo Piano's addition to LACMA or the Mercedez-Benz Museum by UNStudio, among others.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9zowroagdy7vt30.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfga6bjrk27t38o4.jpg" title=""><br><br> Chiote continues exploring the role of these memorable buildings with "Sport's Buildings" -- many that have been seen in past Olympic Games. Here, he describes them as examples of "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85988066/wuho-gallery-kickstarts-fund-for-the-first-deborah-sussman-retrospective WUHO Gallery Kickstarts fund for the first Deborah Sussman retrospective Justine Testado 2013-11-07T13:23:00-05:00 >2014-08-20T14:07:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqchp7u215nao5hc.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Love Deborah Sussman? Woodbury University's <a href="http://architecture.woodbury.edu/wuho/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WUHO Gallery</a> in Los Angeles began the "Deborah Sussman Loves LA!" <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/193128135/deborah-sussman-loves-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> on Oct. 25 with a goal to host the first retrospective dedicated to the iconic graphic designer this December. Funding will mainly support installation of the exhibition as well as the creation of a poster and a panel discussion.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4nmxt3ld061mw757.jpg"></p><p>Here's a description of the exhibition:</p><p>"This December 2013, Woodbury University&rsquo;s WUHO Gallery will host an exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking environmental graphic design of Deborah Sussman. This will be the first retrospective of her early work, including projects completed while she was at the Eames Office up to the 1984 Olympics. This will be a month-long celebration that will include a panel discussion, gallery exhibition, and poster publication. The exhibition is curated and organized by Catherine Gudis, Barbara Bestor, Thomas Kracauer, and Shannon Starkey."</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qei02rhwpi3pqoee.jpg"></p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q9aiw0o8ehqdeqyg.jpg"></p><p>"From her years with the Eames Studio in the 1950s and 1960s, her pa...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84214772/what-do-pedestrian-traffic-icons-say-about-your-culture What Do Pedestrian Traffic Icons Say About Your Culture? Archinect 2013-10-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T20:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70d196f5e9d27ebb3091a404a9a1b032.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From the sparsely dotted Chinese walking man to the top-hat-wearing, cane-bearing Dane, almost a hundred &ldquo;walking men&rdquo; are displayed life-size on banners that line the sidewalk. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s important to me that they are on human scale because they really represent us,&rdquo; said Ms. Barkai. Only rarely are the icons depicted as women, she noted. Of the hundreds of images in her collection, Ms. Barkai has only &ldquo;about six or seven women, mostly from European countries.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77675063/buckminster-fuller-institute-announces-dymax-redux-finalists Buckminster Fuller Institute Announces DYMAX REDUX Finalists Alexander Walter 2013-07-22T14:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T17:00:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4k7yx483r23b81hg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buckminster Fuller Institute has unveiled the eleven finalists of DYMAX REDUX, an open call to create a new and inspiring interpretation of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map from 1943.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78919440/buckminster-fuller-institute-selects-dymax-redux-winner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller Institute Selects DYMAX REDUX Winner</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76629908/the-design-value-of-the-lecture-poster The Design Value of the Lecture Poster lrenechln 2013-07-09T13:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T23:08:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6gpdurrfuqw474o.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A selection of GSD events posters has been acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago for its permanent collection...Zo&euml; Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, described the acquisition as "an invaluable addition to the department's holdings."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the archives of the Architecture and Design department of the Art Institute of Chicago are one-of-a-kind drawings and models. These are artifacts of built and unbuilt projects documenting the process and ideas of architects from Adler and Sullivan to Jeanne Gang and Diller + Scofidio. There are also architectural fragments, design objects, and furniture pieces which make up the museum's robust collection.&nbsp; The most recent acquisition to the department's holdings, however might simply be stored in a tube or a modest flat file drawer.&nbsp;</p> <p> Students and faculty at any architecture school are used to receiving a folded copy of the semester's visiting lecturers in their mailbox.&nbsp; These seasonal posters become ubiquitous around campus as they are taped, pinned, and posted along the hallways also.&nbsp; So what has inspired the elevation of such event posters to become archived by the Art Institute of Chicago?</p> <p> <strong>Zo&euml; Ryan, Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design, described ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73777065/chicago-five-great-buildings Chicago - Five Great Buildings Archinect 2013-05-23T16:59:00-04:00 >2013-05-23T19:49:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alcrd33p0cyrl8ol.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/73668056/help-the-draftery-on-kickstarter Help The Draftery on Kickstarter The Draftery 2013-05-22T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T11:06:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y10d2szttpmbdwzb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://thedraftery.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Draftery</a> is a curated drawing archive with multiple platforms. We promote graphic works by lesser known architects, artists, students, and other practitioners.&nbsp;</p> <p> Along with our web-based <a href="http://thedraftery.com/archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archive</a>, we also publish <a href="http://thedraftery.com/figures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Figures</em></a>, our printed biannual. It is the only journal that we know of that continuously places contemporary architectural representation at the forefront of discourse.&nbsp;Each issue of <em>Figures</em> showcases a selection of thematically-related architectural drawings.&nbsp;</p> <p> We are currently working on producing the third issue of Figures, but we need help raising funds to cover production costs. We have launched a Kickstarter campaign that can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://kck.st/10FAFfE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kck.st/10FAFfE</a></p> <p> We've worked hard to keep the conversation alive. With our third issue, our goal is to broaden the journal's audience base as well as offering it at a higher quality. We hope that members of this community will join us in producing this issue by sharing this news to their networks, and if able, pledgin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69675628/calatrava-s-transit-hub-adds-background-to-ny-s-new-driver-s-licenses Calatrava's Transit Hub adds background to NY's new driver’s licenses Archinect 2013-03-18T16:00:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T18:19:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1988bf6c6ed0c774c22a834a68fb9d6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the old-school images might seem odd, the new production method and a barrage of features both seen and unseen will make the licenses, officials say, virtually impossible to forge.</p></em><br /><br /><p> New York has unveiled a new design for their driver&rsquo;s licenses, showcasing Santiago Calatrava's WTC Transit Hub in the background.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67438043/frank-gehry-zaha-hadid-robert-a-m-stern-and-others-design-a-collection-of-rugs-for-arzu-studio-hope Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Robert A.M. Stern, and Others Design a Collection of Rugs for Arzu Studio Hope Archinect 2013-02-12T11:22:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T12:46:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea8bba543fb3ce5eb79e9e194754ea11.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Robert A.M. Stern, Margaret McCurry, and Stanley Tigerman have designed rugs for Arzu Studio Hope&rsquo;s new Masters collection. However, Arzu&rsquo;s mission is about much more than making beautiful carpets&mdash;the Chicago-based not-for-profit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of Afghan women weavers and their families, based on a model of social entrepreneurship.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63149307/university-of-california-reveals-new-logo-public-collectively-barfs University of California reveals new logo, public collectively barfs Archinect 2012-12-10T18:32:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T09:17:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90uz7a0y8wo9lmnc.jpg" width="500" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Creators of an online petition opposed to the change say the new logo "loses the prestige and elegance of the current seal." They want the 10-campus system to use the traditional circular medallion that shows an open book, the motto &ldquo;Let There Be Light&rdquo; and the 1868 date of UC&rsquo;s founding. Or find a dignified alternative. The petition had more than 39,000 supporters so far.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0j8gvtfbxuk5ko2g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> UC's brand guidelines can be found <a href="http://brand.universityofcalifornia.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48905754/gary-anderson-architect-and-designer-of-the-recycling-logo Gary Anderson, architect and designer of the recycling logo Archinect 2012-05-18T14:31:00-04:00 >2012-05-19T01:20:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7kz912t6se4ca9bt.jpg" width="444" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I finished my studies, I decided I wanted to go into urban planning and I moved to LA. It seems funny, but I really played down the fact that I&rsquo;d won this competition. I was afraid it would make me look like a graphics guy, rather than an urban designer. I didn&rsquo;t even mention it on my r&eacute;sum&eacute;. Also, the symbol itself languished for a while. I remember seeing it once on a bank statement, but then it disappeared.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Financial Times has an interesting story about Gary Anderson, an engineer/architect/urban planner that designed the famous recycling logo in a competition in 1971.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47637482/frank-lloyd-wright-s-lesser-known-contributions-to-graphic-design Frank Lloyd Wright's Lesser-Known Contributions to Graphic Design Archinect 2012-05-07T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T14:45:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d4dda622a3168ef3b24c78b7383b6996.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Frank Lloyd Wright: Graphic Artist (public library), Penny Fowler examines Wright&rsquo;s ingenious and bold graphic work &mdash; his covers for Liberty (some of which were so radical the magazine rejected them), his mural designs for Midway Gardens, his photographic experiments, his hand-drawn typographical studies, the jacket designs for his own publications, including The House Beautiful and An Autobiography, and a wealth more.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/40707333/can-a-font-help-a-city-make-a-comeback Can a Font Help a City Make a Comeback? Alexander Walter 2012-03-08T13:26:00-05:00 >2012-03-09T12:27:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/192009977cb30eab4e8cf531de24787d.jpg" width="450" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Around the world, only a few hundred people make a living as fulltime typeface designers. Two of them happen to live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, population 167,000, where they've embarked on an ambitious project to distill the city's artistic and entrepreneurial spirit into a font called Chatype. The goal is to help the city and its businesses forge a distinct and cohesive identity through custom typeface [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/35735870/airport-runway-screenprints Airport Runway Screenprints Paul Petrunia 2012-01-25T11:17:00-05:00 >2012-01-27T10:49:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/694f9229c13e67a773a9ee28fb4a2cab.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Self-initiated screenprint project featuring runway patterns from airports around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Jerome Daksiewicz is a Chicago based architect / designer who moved onto independent graphic/interactive design work in 2009, after the architecture firm he was working with went under. Check out his very cool airport runway diagram posters, and <a href="http://shop.nomodesign.com/category/runway-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">buy them here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/27374095/architecture-student-s-design-selected-for-5-olympic-coin Architecture student's design selected for £5 Olympic coin Archinect 2011-11-13T22:13:20-05:00 >2011-11-13T22:15:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l19696qkxoazifa6.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Saiman Miah, studying for his Masters degree at Birmingham School of Architecture designed the Olympic coin which features architectural elements of London's skyline and pictograms of athletes around the edge to create a clock face inspired by Big Ben.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/22064227/ahead-of-its-time-an-icon-goes-digital Ahead of Its Time | An Icon Goes Digital Alexander Walter 2011-09-28T20:14:26-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84f80fe6ff74f428e7504c628b73f1f1.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1972, Massimo Vignelli designed a diagrammatic map for the New York City subway. It was a radical departure. He replaced the serpentine maze of geographically accurate train routes with simple, bold bands of color that turned at 45- and 90-degree angles. [...] Its abstract representation of the routes was elegant but flawed. To make the map function effectively, a few geographic liberties were taken, something that didn&rsquo;t sit well with New Yorkers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/9319904/brilliant-campaign-for-3m-noise-cancelling-headphones Brilliant Campaign for 3M Noise Cancelling Headphones Paul Petrunia 2011-06-09T12:41:04-04:00 >2011-06-09T14:12:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4etx2qz85ke9c14w.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Beautiful executed ads for 3M Noise Cancelling Headphones. Made by Grey, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Advertising Agency: Grey, S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil<br> Executive Creative Directors: Guy Costa, Alexandre Scaff<br> Art Director: Daniel Prado<br> Copywriter: Alexandre Scaff<br> Illustrator: Leandro Esparca<br> Published: April 2011</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/7030386/unique-new-york-the-auction UNIQUE NEW YORK: THE AUCTION Paul Petrunia 2011-05-20T15:50:56-04:00 >2011-05-20T15:52:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8e9ed5cc9b0a8cd9c85bb3267474f5da.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our auction features a small collection of covetable artwork, collage and constructions from twelve unique talents from our incredible New York creative pool, with whom you are all on a first-name basis: Milton, Seymour, Ivan, Paula, Massimo, Maira, Todd, Christoph, Rodrigo, James, Gary and even Stephen.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/6794894/bauhaus-dessau-foundation-posters-by-hort Bauhaus Dessau Foundation Posters by HORT Paul Petrunia 2011-05-18T14:48:41-04:00 >2011-05-19T14:10:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ec7b1fb49e193c8e20e150745c8dd848.jpg" width="514" height="734" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three gorgeous posters that German design studio HORT designed to promote the new corporate identity of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>