Putting NYC Design on the Map
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.