¡Viva Cuba!

BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vermont presents ¡VivA Cuba! May 6 – July 12, 2015. The exhibition features a collection of photographs by various artists that captures the culture and landscape of Cuban history.

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Thomas Roberts Co-hosts an Evening of Films Starring Anthony Quinn

Thomas Roberts, author of historical documentaries for television and professor of cultural history at Rhode Island School of Design, and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne will be presenting two films starring Anthony Quinn on Wednesday, April 8th at 8pm on the Turner Classic Movies cable channel.

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New DIY MagnaMagic Website Launch

Malcolm Grear Designers created the new MagnaMagic e-commerce website, which launched just last week. The new packaging, website, and email marketing design convey a fun and inviting DIY attitude.

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2015 NCECA Biennial

2015 NCECA Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary ceramics, on view at the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University through March 29, 2015

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Alexander Gardner: The Western Photographs, 1867-1868


We are delighted that Alexander Gardner: The Western Photographs, 1867-1868 has been featured in The New York Times 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Designed by Malcolm Grear Designers, this stunning 180-page, hardcover book accompanied the exhibition of the same name at the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The book written by Jane L. Aspinwall, with a foreword by Julián Zugazagoitia and preface by Keith Davis, traces photographer Alexander Gardner and his travels from Kansas City to California along what would become the Kansas Pacific Railroad. Gardner encountered vast and varied landscapes as well as tribes of American Indians. This collection of photographs serves as documentation of the Westward expansion as well as aesthetic additions to the world of Art.

“As beautiful as they are tragic, these images have never been seen in such quantity as they are in this book and the exhibition it accompanies. Conceived as a companion to the Plains Indians exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, [the book] stands magnificently on its own.” (Roberta Smith, The New York Times)

Malcolm Grear Designers has collaborated with The Nelson-Atkins Museum and Keith Davis on numerous photography books. You can purchase a copy of Alexander Gardner: The Western Photographs, 1867-1868 directly from the Museum.


The American Art Fair 2014


The American Art Fair is hosting their seventh annual fair in New York City, which runs November 16 – 19, 2014 at the Bohemian National Hall at 321 East 73rd Street, NYC. The Fair features landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture exhibited by 17 premier art dealers. The gala preview held this past Saturday, November 15, marks the beginning of American Paintings week in New York. Inaugurated in 2008, The American Art Fair is now the only show that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works.

The identity designed by Malcolm Grear Designers provides an identifier that is energetic, yet classical and elegant in its expression. The symbol suggests the two "a" letterforms while also implying other imagery such as brush strokes and the American flag.

The visual identity system is employed in online and print ads, posters, the website, brochures, name tags, and tote bags.