Drinks with a Designer: Pentagram


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High Line Park Signage/Graphics
Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Design in 5
Drinks with a Designer: Pentagram

Michael Bierut, Abbott Miller, Eddie Opara, and Paula Scher
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
7:00 p.m.

This program is currently at capacity.  If you would like to be added to the wait list, email rsvp@archleague.org.

Join the New York office of Pentagram for a studio visit and discussion of the firm’s multi-disciplinary approach to all aspects of design. As the world’s largest independent design consultancy, Pentagram engages in architecture, interiors, products, identities, publications, posters, books, exhibitions, websites, and digital installations. Conversation with Pentagram partners Michael Bierut, Abbott Miller, Eddie Opara, and Paula Scher and design staff will continue over drinks in the studio.

Pentagram’s design work ranges from aspects of brand identity and packaging for businesses such as Citi and Bausch + Lomb to iconic brands such as Tiffany & Co and Saks Fifth Avenue to cultural institutions including the Guggenheim, The High Line, and The Metropolitan Opera. The studio’s diverse work includes editorial for New York Magazine, Time, and The Atlantic; book design, such as the catalogue for The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, William Kentridge: Five Themes; and website and interactive design for clients from Diller Scofidio + Renfro to GE. Pentagram also led both the architectural and exhibition designs of the recently opened Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. In addition to New York, Pentagram has offices in London, Berlin, and Austin.

Drinks with a Designer is open to all young designers roughly five years or less out of school or under 35; whether you are a graphic, industrial, or fashion designer, an artist or architect, Design in 5 invites you to attend. Reservations are required as space is limited: email rsvp@archleague.org or call 212.753.1722 x 13 to reserve and receive more information. The program is free for Architectural League members and $5 for non-members.

Design in 5 is a group of the Architectural League of New York, formed for designers of all disciplines 5 years or less out of school. Design in 5 responds to this youngest group of designers, providing unique opportunities and activities for exchanging ideas across disciplines, fostering camaraderie, and above all, having fun.

Images from left to right: Pentagram, Identity and packaging for Saks Fifth Avenue, 2007; Pentagram, Identity and environmental graphics for the High Line, New York, 2009.