Moniker’s Bridge Poster Series links business diagram language with abstract graphic purism in an effortless and natural manner. It is easier said than done: whilst both languages can visually connect, it is still testing to do so in a way that looks fresh and elegant. It demands not getting too obvious, too abstract or too pretentious. This graceful approach allows for form and color to respond to content, and even generate new meaning through the image. Inspiring work.
SVA Subway Posters
Visual Arts Press
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York releases a subway advertisement every year. Over the 70 year history of the school it’s internal studio The Visual Arts Press has collaborated with many celebrated designers (Paula Scher, Louise Fili, Milton Glaser, George Tscherny; to name a few) to create these posters. Each poster uniquely sells the idea of fostering creativity in a way that can withstand the visual clutter of New York’s subway. More posters can be seen here.
Pentagram have designed a construction fence that also acts as an outdoor gallery. Canvases showcasing some of the Museum’s content are leant up against each other as if they were in an artists’ studio. Cleverly titled ‘Constructionism’ Paul Scher describes the project – “…the artworks are literally out on the street, Constructionism is a celebration of what the Museum does, which is make art accessible to the city.”
The Sideways Dictionary a collaborative online tool that explains technological issues using everyday analogies. Nick Asbury worked with Jigsaw to develop the concept for the dictionary and populate it with initial entries – covering about 300 analogies for 75 terms. It’s open to public contributions as a shared resource for everyone to use. The project has been developed in partnership with the Washington Post. Just read the ‘playing chess with a pigeon’ analogy for ‘troll’.