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.

Studying Swiss Graphic Design

[Ben Keel is a graphic design student at the University of Cincinnati (UC). Last summer, he won a poster design contest through Northeastern University and Swissnex while interning at Arrowstreet, and was sent to visit four design schools in Switzerland as part of his prize. He has just returned to Arrowstreet for his second co-op internship.] This fall I was…

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Conversation Series, Part II: Graphic Design

Last week, we had Part 2 of our Conversation Series on “Project Delivery & Design Process,” which featured our graphic design studio’s work at the Boston Public Library. Our in-house graphics team works on a variety of environmental graphic design projects and comprehensive wayfinding programs. In addition to working on projects with the architecture team, we work independently on outside projects,…

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Women’s Leadership Program with the Chamber

Lauren Haggerty, a senior associate in the graphics department, was recently selected to be part of the Women’s Leadership Program, through the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Over the course of the year, Lauren will participate in leadership development opportunities at the Simmons School of Management, meet with senior women leaders from Greater Boston, make valuable peer connections, and learn important skills for career advancement. Congratulations to…

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Behind “The Science Behind Pixar”

This week, Lauren Haggerty and I had the pleasure of listening to the Museum of Science’s designers talk about “The Science Behind Pixar,” a traveling exhibit currently on display. The Museum of Science has spent the better part of the last few years collaborating with Pixar to accurately show the technical side of what goes into a Pixar movie. A…

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Illuminus Boston 2015

It’s the second year an interactive light and sound event lit up the night in Boston. This past weekend, Illuminus, the last event of HUBweek, took over Lansdowne Street and the lower concourse of Fenway Park. This event showcases the creative and boundary-pushing abilities of artists and technology that is at our fingertips. I attended Illuminus last year and was…

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Touring the BPL Graphics Project

Lions and libraries and signage, oh my! As the new intern for the Arrowstreet graphics department, I was excited to join a small group of Arrowstreeters on a tour of the large volume of completed graphics and wayfinding work at the Boston Public Library. Over the course of the project, Bob Lowe, Lauren Haggerty, and Jen Hoerig have filled many roles…

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BPL Unveils its First Phase of Renovations

The grand opening of the Phase 1 renovations of the BPL’s Central Library took place on Saturday, February 21st. Arrowstreet Graphic Design served as the signage and environmental graphic consultants to William Rawn Associates. We had so much fun creating the wall graphics in the Children’s Room (including the illustrations that inspired the brownstones built by Mystic Scenic Studios and…

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Boston Public Library New Wayfinding: Unveiled

Please join us on Monday, June 16 at 5:30 to learn about the new wayfinding program we’ve been working on for the BPL. I will be speaking with Bob Lowe and Nathan Hall of APCO Signs. The event is being hosted by SEGD Boston and will include a tour of the new wayfinding program, as well as the amazing art & architecture at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in historic Copley Square. This event is free and open to the public.

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East Boston Public Library in the Globe

If you read the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe this past weekend, you may have come across the article about the new East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library. Arrowstreet Graphic Design served as the environmental graphics consultant to William Rawn Associates. We designed the engraved pavers, mentioned in the article, along with the interpretive panels in the library’s stormwater garden. I attended the opening of the library with my family this past November where my son examined the finished product. Thankfully, it passed inspection.

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