iblanknewyork:

“Please do not eff with our logo.” From the “Logo Usage Don’ts” section of the official I Love New York Brand Standards PDF.

ALSO, an important reblog from 2011.

iblanknewyork:

“Please do not eff with our logo.” From the “Logo Usage Don’ts” section of the official I Love New York Brand Standards PDF.

ALSO, an important reblog from 2011.

Tags: NYC logo design

What do you think about New York’s new tourism campaign? Editing Milton Glaser’s infamous heart with a ball or a slice of pizza? Dubious.
Tom McGeveran hates it:

Of course it’s supposed to be about what these people love about New York. But the pizza replaces the love, rather than becoming its object. The object in the puzzle, when you resolve it into a sentence, is New York. (If you love lighthouses, why not replace the letters “NY” with the letters “LIGHTHOUSES”? Because that’s not what BBDO wants you to do! Also, no photographs and nothing lewd, please.)
Glaser’s design was precise, and serious brand innovators are, too. There’s a flawless internal logic to the best brand identities. The new campaign gives the I ♥ NY logo a personality disorder.
In marketing materials over many years, New York State has described Milton Glaser’s famous “I ♥ NY” logo as a rebus. It isn’t, and that’s the source of my problem.

What do you think about New York’s new tourism campaign? Editing Milton Glaser’s infamous heart with a ball or a slice of pizza? Dubious.

Tom McGeveran hates it:

Of course it’s supposed to be about what these people love about New York. But the pizza replaces the love, rather than becoming its object. The object in the puzzle, when you resolve it into a sentence, is New York. (If you love lighthouses, why not replace the letters “NY” with the letters “LIGHTHOUSES”? Because that’s not what BBDO wants you to do! Also, no photographs and nothing lewd, please.)

Glaser’s design was precise, and serious brand innovators are, too. There’s a flawless internal logic to the best brand identities. The new campaign gives the I ♥ NY logo a personality disorder.

In marketing materials over many years, New York State has described Milton Glaser’s famous “I ♥ NY” logo as a rebus. It isn’t, and that’s the source of my problem.

Here’s what the new South Street Seaport is slated to look like. What do you think?
Read more about the plans at Capital New York.

Here’s what the new South Street Seaport is slated to look like. What do you think?

Read more about the plans at Capital New York.

"Since 1992, as the technological miracles and wonders have propagated  and the political economy has transformed, the world has become  radically and profoundly new. (And then there’s the miraculous drop in  violent crime in the United States, by half.) Here is what’s odd: during  these same 20 years, the appearance of the world (computers,  TVs, telephones, and music players aside) has changed hardly at all,  less than it did during any 20-year period for at least a century. The  past is a foreign country, but the recent past—the 00s, the 90s, even a  lot of the 80s—looks almost identical to the present. This is the First Great Paradox of Contemporary Cultural History.” - Kurt Anderson on the 21st Century design draught in Vanity Fair

"Since 1992, as the technological miracles and wonders have propagated and the political economy has transformed, the world has become radically and profoundly new. (And then there’s the miraculous drop in violent crime in the United States, by half.) Here is what’s odd: during these same 20 years, the appearance of the world (computers, TVs, telephones, and music players aside) has changed hardly at all, less than it did during any 20-year period for at least a century. The past is a foreign country, but the recent past—the 00s, the 90s, even a lot of the 80s—looks almost identical to the present. This is the First Great Paradox of Contemporary Cultural History.” - Kurt Anderson on the 21st Century design draught in Vanity Fair

“Do you know why people object to housing?”…
"Envy  and greed," he said. "They’re envious of people who have better views  of the park than they do. It’s human nature, but it’s also two   of the  deadly sins.”
Urbanski said he hears what people say they want.
“But  I’m the designer,” he said. “We’re not an instrument of the community.  This park is so responsive to their needs, even if   they don’t know  it.”
He also said, with a hint of guilt: “This isn’t for amateurs. We pretend it is, to be nice, but it’s not.”

Landscape architect Matthew Urbanski trying to explain to Capital New York’s Nancy Scola why design issues at Brooklyn Bridge Park have been so contentious.
“Do you know why people object to housing?”

"Envy and greed," he said. "They’re envious of people who have better views of the park than they do. It’s human nature, but it’s also two of the deadly sins.”

Urbanski said he hears what people say they want.

“But I’m the designer,” he said. “We’re not an instrument of the community. This park is so responsive to their needs, even if they don’t know it.”

He also said, with a hint of guilt: “This isn’t for amateurs. We pretend it is, to be nice, but it’s not.”

Landscape architect Matthew Urbanski trying to explain to Capital New York’s Nancy Scola why design issues at Brooklyn Bridge Park have been so contentious.

architizer:

AOL Headquarters, trying to bring the late 90’s back.

architizer:

AOL Headquarters, trying to bring the late 90’s back.

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From Graham Hill at TreeHugger’s LifeEdited site:

Redesign a 420ft2/39m2apartment to radically reduce its footprint, while living better and saving money.

We’ll renovate a New York apartment to bring the best ideas to life. We have ~$70,000 in cash, prizes, a design contract, and stays in the new space. Ruthless editing of your stuff, transforming furniture, space-saving housewares, digitizing your life and sharing systems. We just need to put it together!