Arrowstreet Selected to Renovate the Children’s Room at Thayer Library

Arrowstreet was selected to design the renovation of the Children’s Room at Thayer Public Library in the Town of Braintree. This project blends the firm’s extensive experience in our Learning Environments, Graphic Design, and Interior Design studios. This active space in the library is in need of updating to accommodate growing demands, expanded programming, updated technology, and a flexible environment…

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Environmental Graphics at Blackstone Valley Prep

Arrowstreet is currently designing a new high school for Blackstone Valley Prep (BVP), a charter school located in Cumberland, Rhode Island. When it came to the design, BVP wanted an environment that was colorful and inspiring, but didn’t look or feel like a traditional high school. Turning to BVP’s own culture for inspiration, our graphics studio developed a series of…

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Blackstone Valley Prep Scholars Shadow Day

Last week, we had the privilege of participating in Blackstone Valley Prep High School’s Shadow Day. Four amazing scholars came to our office (all the way from Cumberland, RI) and spent the entire day as honorary Arrowstreet employees. They met with our interior design group, tested out our virtual reality work, and had a roundtable discussion with our graphics team. Best of all,…

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AR / VR in Action Roundup

Augmented reality is often associated with Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking Glass” where Alice crosses through the mirror into a bazaar imaginary world. At the Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality in Action Conference it was easy to believe far more than “six impossible things before breakfast”. The number of applications and demonstrations was impressive and inspiring. The roles for AR…

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Arrowstreet at SEGD XLab

Arrowstreet’s graphic design studio is headed to New York City for SEGD XLab. The conference is part of New York Digital Signage Week and features a series of educational sessions and tours.

Boston Public Library Book Mosaic

As part of our work at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square, our graphics team designed a mosaic featuring an interpretation of the City of Boston created entirely out of hardcover books. After developing a template to determine sizes, colors, and quantities, we sourced over 1000 books, which were purchased from a local used bookshop, or donated…

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Smart Tips for E-newsletter Design

We’ve received a number of compliments on our quarterly e-newsletter, which is a way for us to directly share some of the news and expert content we produce on our blog with our contacts. When designing it, I used these helpful tips from the experts at Emma.com: 80% of people will delete an email if it doesn’t look good on…

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Creating Art: Custom Installations

In addition to the traditional graphic design services we provide clients, we have also created a number of custom art installations over the years. From furniture to murals to wallcovering to decorative panels, we embrace the opportunity to develop one-of-a-kind pieces that bring the spaces we design to life. The process for each of these projects is always different; sometimes…

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The Children’s Library Design Process

We were excited to serve as the graphic design consultants to William Rawn Associates Architects (link) for updates to the Boston Public Library; one of our primary tasks was the development of the environmental graphics in the Children’s Library. The Children’s Library is a small part of the major renovation, but it was one of the top priorities for the…

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Arrowstreet’s Graphics on Chronicle

Arrowstreet’s graphics and wayfinding work at the Boston Public Library (BPL) was featured on Chronicle this week. The episode also gave a sneak peak of some of our upcoming work in the Johnson building of the BPL. Check back soon to see more.