The Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg or the OPL) is the national orchestra of Luxembourg. Its home is the Philharmonie Luxembourg, a modern concert hall in the northeastern part of Luxembourg City. Lead by music director Emmanuel Krivine, the OPL has positioned itself as a cultural ambassador of Luxembourg and, with some 100 musicians in the company, strives to be the number one orchestra in the region.
Pentagram partner Justus Oehler, who developed the identity for the Philharmonie Luxembourg in 2005, was commissioned to design the Orchestra’s new identity with the goal of making the OPL an internationally recognised brand.
The new mark is comprised of four overlapping transluscent colour rings (cyan, green, magenta and yellow), resulting in a multi-colour blossom-like symbol that forms the shape of the letter O. The identity brings a sense of energy, diversity, fun and passion to the OPL brand.
Oehler’s Berlin Team will be implementing the recently launched design across all media, including stationery items, programme leaflets, brochures and posters.
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In response to the global need for fresh water and the imperative of water conservation initiatives, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine has mounted a new water-centric art exhibition, The Value of Water: Sustaining a Green Planet. The show is a reaction to the urgent need for social change that will strengthen the awareness of the planet-wide water crisis.
Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Katie Barcelona, who created the Cathedral’s current identity, were asked to design the identity for the exhibition. The team has rendered the exhibition title in a liquid version of the custom typeface created for the Cathedral, based on Frederic Goudy’s 1928 Blackletter.
The Value of Water exhibition, guest curated by Fredericka Foster, features paintings, sculptures and various media depicting, reflecting and engaging with water. Forty contemporary artists, including William Kentridge, Kiki Smith, Bill Viola, Pat Steir, and Gregory Amenoff, were invited to contribute work to the show. The Cathedral is also implementing related programming, including poetry, music, drama, and discussions with artists, activists and scholars, for the duration of the exhibition. The Value of Water: Sustaining a Green Planet will be on view until March 25th, 2012.
Project Team: Michael Bierut, partner-in-charge and designer; Katie Barcelona and Krista Reeder, designers.