03/21/2014: Beethoven poster project

Jessica Svendsen, Yale School of Art grad now employed at Pentagram, handled Michael Bierut’s 100 Days Workshop in a spectacular way. Redesigning this Josef Müller-Brockmann, each approach plays with space and typography, and there are several excellent solutions, all in black and white. Below is one of the highlights, adding sharp paper forms and...


Designers & Books Founder on the Best Book Lists

In this interview with Designer & Books founder and editor-in-chief, Steve Kroeter, he expands upon Rick Poynor's "Observer" column in the April issue of Print. Kroeter explains the origins of the site, managing designer's book lists and some designers and lists that have made an impression.


Image of the Day, July 26, 2013

Check out the redesign for The Contemporary Austin, a new name and look for the AMOA-Arthouse, Austin’s contemporary art museum. The new identity was developed by Pentagram’s DJ Stout. Check out more images of the new identity here. Via The Branding Source.

NYC Beaches - Signage

Image of the Day, June 7 2013

After Hurricane Sandy, many New York City beaches were devastated by storm damage. Pentagram, through a large signage and environmental graphics campaign, have aided the effort in revitalizing these beaches in time for summer. Via Co.Design.

RDA Selects: DJ Stout's Texas Brag

We’re running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013. Dallas Society of Visual Communications poster by Pentagram (Austin, TX): DJ Stout (creative director/art director/designer); Stu Taylor, Cassandra Cisneros (designers); “Not only...

RDA Selects: Michael Bierut Imitates Irving Penn

For the next several weeks, we’ll be running selected projects from the 2012 Regional Design Annual along with quotes from their designers. To submit work for the 2013 RDA, click here—the early-bird deadline is February 1, 2013.   Is Drawing Dead? poster by Pentagram: Michael Bierut/Pentagram (art director/designer); Yve Ludwig (designer); Yale School of Architecture (client);...

The 2012 Regional Design Annual Is Here!

Print‘s 2012 Regional Design Annual is now out in the world. Inside you’ll find the best in American graphic design, as selected by our esteemed judges: Sarah Gephart (MGMT. Design), Sagi Haviv (Chermayeff & Geismar), Nicole Jacek (formerly of Karlssonwilker), Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers (the Heads of State), Renda Morton (The New York Times),...

Microsoft’s New Logo and Digital Authenticity

I was standing in line at Duane Reade recently, looking at its latest batch of store-branded products, thinking about how much of a throwback the simple, solid-color designs are.  This got me thinking about the general trend in logo design (and design in general) away from the swooshy, beveled-and-embossed 3-D look that dominated corporate design over...

"What's In Your Garbage?"

For the Trash Issue, we asked 18 designers, “What’s in your garbage?” Sam Weber The photo is of my recycling bin, holding some reference photos and crumpled-up drawings. . Natasha Jen, Pentagram One 9-by-12–inch manila envelope; one padded manila envelope from a book-seller; two Starbucks grande-size cups; two crumpled yellow Post-its; one crumpled receipt;...

AIGA: Unjustified

AIGA’s “Justified” competition will select examples of good design that are also described in terms of their effectiveness in meeting the client’s objectives. Entries will be judged based on their design attributes and also how well a short case is made on their effectiveness in a clear, compelling and accessible way. A discerning and...