London is one of the most mapped cities in the world. Unpredictable and complex, its gradual growth from a collection of villages to a metropolis has been charted endlessly. As part of London Design Festival dn&co are celebrating these cartographic iterations with Co-ordinates, an exhibition of A1 prints mapping London.
Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze have designed Pentagram’s contribution to the exhibition. The print hangs alongside submissions from 25 of London’s top design studios, including Bibliothèque, Hingson Studio, Poke and Spin.
Time Machines is a new film in which Daniel Weil explains his design process.
“Designing in a sensorial and rational experience. Above all it is the process of connecting ideas through meaning,” Daniel Weil.
In 2014 the Design Museum hosted Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the Art of Design, an exhibition chronicling Daniel Weil’s work both past and present. Running from 14 May – 25 August, the exhibition was a cross-section of 30 years of Weil’s processes and projects, showing his influences, inspirations and ethos.
In her typographic map paintings, Pentagram’s Paula Scher explores ideas of location and individual ways of seeing the world. Now, working in collaboration with students at her alma mater, the Tyler School of Art, Scher has expanded this unique point of view to an immersive environment. Philadelphia Explained is a large-scale installation that details the city and its surrounding areas in a hand-painted map created by Scher and 154 participants that covers the walls and floor of Temple Contemporary, the school’s 2,100 square-foot gallery.
Award-winning dramas and groundbreaking comedies aside, television is seldom considered high art. But this hasn’t always been the case. Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is a new exhibition at the Jewish Museum that explores how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. Pentagram’s Abbott Miller and his team have created a striking design for the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue that highlights the connection between television and modern art movements like Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism.
Last Folio – Traces of Jewish Life in Slovakia – an exhibition of photographs by Yuri Dojc, designed by Daniel Weil – has come to Germany for the first time. From 24 April to 27 June 2015, the exhibition will be on display in Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (National Library of Germany).
The exhibition is part of worldwide commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. It came to Berlin from the Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia.
Pentagram’s Abbott Miller surveys his work in a new exhibition, Abbott Miller: Design and Content, currently on view at the Albin O. Kuhn Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The show is based on Miller’s recently published monograph, Abbott Miller: Design and Content (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014), and highlights his groundbreaking projects for clients and collaborators including the Guggenheim, Harley-Davidson, Monotype, Vitra, Knoll, Formica, 2wice and numerous cultural organizations.