Part of the Digital Fabrics Collection, VM-Canvas is one of the latest products included with the Visual Magnetics Graphic System. Malcolm Grear Designers' visual identity and branding program for Visual Magnetics has helped establish Visual Magnetics as the leading innovator in magnetic-receptive, large format retail graphics and display. The VM branding system provides Visual Magnetics with a distinguished visual attitude that helps define their unique market position.Read More
The Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility awarded Andrew Young the 2011 Ethics Advocate Award. The award is a prestigious recognition of an individual who has been an effective agent of change in a particular field or in the business community at large. Designed by Malcolm Grear Designers, the award sculpture consists of a sphere within a crystal cube, resting on a patina bronze base bearing the honoree's name.Read More
Today, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced the recipients of the 2011 Lasker Awards for "outstanding accomplishments in basic medical and clinical medical research, and public service." Long recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific and medical awards in the United States, many Lasker Award recipients later receive a Nobel Prize for their contributions to the community.Read More
Visual Magnetics LP, developer of the Visual Magnetics Graphic System, announced that CEO Joe Deetz is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2011 New England Award semifinalist. Deetz was selected as a semifinalist from nearly 60 nominations by a panel of independent judges.Read More
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2010 Lasker Awards for “outstanding accomplishments in Basic Medical and Clinical Medical Research, and for Special Achievement in Medical Science.” Long recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the United States for bio-medical research, many Lasker Award recipients have gone on to receive a Nobel Prize for their achievements.
Douglas Coleman and Jeffrey Friedman will share the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award “for the discovery of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite and body weight—a breakthrough that opened obesity research to molecular exploration.” The Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award will be given to Napoleone Ferrara “for the discovery of VEGF as a major mediator of angiogenesis and the development of an effective anti-VEGF therapy for wet macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the elderly.” David Weatherall will receive the Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science “for 50 years of international statesmanship in biomedical science exemplified by discoveries concerning genetic diseases of the blood and for leadership in improving clinical care for thousands of children with thalassemia throughout the developing world.”
This year the Lasker Foundation celebrates the 65 the anniversary of its Awards Program. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on October 1. Visit the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation web site for more detailed information.
Since 1995, Malcolm Grear Designers has had the privilege to work with the Lasker Foundation, designing the Lasker Award program, along with the Foundation’s identity and numerous collateral materials.
On Friday, Pawtucket's mayor James E. Doyle will kick off the Pawtucket Arts Festival with a bridge dedication ceremony honoring Morris Nathanson who, for almost a quarter of a century, has dedicated his life to the promotion and cultivation of the arts and culture in Pawtucket.
A longtime resident of Pawtucket, Nathanson has been a determined businessman and a strong civic supporter. He has pushed to transform downtown Pawtucket to become a lively place to live and work. With an original desire to brand Pawtucket as a "Creative City," Nathanson helped to attract hundreds of artists to relocate their careers and lives to the city's once active mills. In turn, he lobbied and successfully changed the city's zoning laws concerning use of the mills. His design firm, Morris Nathanson Design, well known for its contribution to the restaurant and hospitality industry, is located in an old mill along Exchange Street and the historic Blackstone River.
On Saturday May 1, the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame will add eight inductees to its list of influential Rhode Islanders in ceremonies to be held at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston.
The honor goes to “any individual who has brought credit to Rhode Island, brought Rhode Island into prominence and contributed to the history and heritage of the state,” provided that they have either been born, lived, studied, or worked in Rhode Island for a significant amount of time.
Joining the ranks of 647 other influential Rhode Islanders, including such notables as Roger Williams, Gilbert Stuart, and Samuel Slater, will be Malcolm Grear, nationally prominent graphic designer, Professor Emeritus at the Rhode Island School of Design, and CEO of Malcolm Grear Designers. For over fifty years, Grear has generated some of the more prominent visual identity systems in the nation. His clients have included the 1996 Centennial Atlanta Olympic Games, the Veterans Administration, U.S. Health and Human Services, The Guggenheim Museum, Presbyterian Church USA, Vanderbilt University, and Mayo Clinic. Local clients include Lifespan, Brown University, New Bedford Whaling Museum, Rhode Island Department of Health, and Salve Regina University.
The Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame is currently located at the Rhode Island Historical Society on Benelovent Street in Providence and is expected to move to the as-yet-unopened Heritage Harbor Museum, for which Grear also designed the identity.
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation recently announced the recipients of the 2009 Lasker Awards for "outstanding accomplishments in basic medical and clinical medical research, and public service." Long recognized as one of the most prestigious scientific and medical awards in the United States, many Lasker Award recipients later receive a Nobel Prize for their contributions to the community. This years winners are John Gordon and Shinya Yamanaka for their research in nuclear reprogramming and stem cells; Brian Druker, Nicholas Lydon, and Charles Sawyers for lifesaving discoveries in the treatment of leukemia; and Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, for his efforts to reduce tobacco use and foster public health.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on Oct 2. Visit the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation website for more detailed information.
Since 1995, Malcolm Grear Designers has had the privilege to work with the Lasker Foundation, designing the Lasker Award and program, along with the Foundation's identity and numerous collateral materials.
Alex Quinn, son of Anthony Quinn was honored at this years ALMA Awards in Los Angeles. The ALMA Awards was founded in 1995 by the National Council of La Raza to pormote a fair and accurate representation of Latinos in the entertainment industry.
Pictured here is Alex Quinn and actress Salma Hayek who is holding a copy of Anthony Quinn's Eye. Designed by Malcolm Grear Designers, the retrospective book contains over two hundred and twenty color photographs of Anthony Quinn’s journey into the world of art, acting, and his private collection of art and objects.
The Unites States Postal Services recently released the Mary Lasker stamp as part of its series dedicated to "Distinguished Americans." The stamp honors Mary Lasker, a philanthropist and devoted activist in advancing medical research.
In 1942, Mary and her husband Albert Lasker founded the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to advance medical research into the major causes of disability and death. The annual Lasker Awards are an important part of the Foundation's activities. More than 300 awards have been presented since the program's inception in 1945. Seventy-six awardees have later received the Nobel Prize. The Foundation has been credited with inspiring U.S. presidents and Congress to actively fund and expand medical research, particularly through the National Institute of Health.
Since 1995, Malcolm Grear Designers has had the opportunity to work with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The studio designed the Foundation's stationery system, numerous brochures and awards, the annual Lasker Awards program, related invitations, and recently developed the Lasker Awards nomination submission website.
Visit the Lasker Foundation's website to learn more about the organization and Mary Lasker's lifetime of devotion to medicine and science.
You may order the stamp online through the United States Postal Service.
Communication Arts has selected the Colby College Museum of Art web site as it's Web Pick of the Day.
Malcolm Grear Designers recently developed the site's Collection Search interface, allowing visitors to search and view over 6000 works from the Museum's permanent collection. The clean and intuitive design provides multiple views of the objects including the ability to display images full-screen. Users can easily zoom and pan around an artwork, giving unprecedented access to students and the general public. For example, one can observe the finest detail of a Whistler etching or appreciate the subtle brushstrokes in an Alex Katz painting.
The new web site design is part of a phased rebranding process. In 2007 Malcolm Grear Designers first developed the Museum's new visual identity system. Helping to establish the brand's new visual attitude, we designed brochures and visitor guides, signs, and the new web site. The site was designed to showcase the Museum's outstanding permanent collection. The site also shows the relationship between it's collections, educaton opportunities, and public programs. For the Museum's 50th year, 2009, we developed their 50th Anniversary logotype, invitations, ads, as well as numerous gift items for their museum shop.
Malcolm Grear received the Graphis Poster Annual 2010 Gold Award for his Frida and Diego poster design. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frida Kahlo and 50 years since Diego Rivera's death, The Fine Arts National Institute in Mexico organized a year long celebration. An invitation went out to 100 world-known graphic designers who are members of the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) to design a poster as an international visual homage to this iconic couple, Frida and Diego.
Malcolm Grear's Frida and Diego poster will be featured in the 2010 Graphis Poster Annual. The colors rendered in each artist's name suggest their unique characteristics and palette. Integral to the poster's design is its large scale—it was printed at 120 x 180 cm and displayed at the opening reception at the Club de Banqueros de México A.C.
Orion of Smithfield, RI helped to create the dazzling crystal curtain at this year's Academy Awards. The curtain, the centerpiece of the awards ceremony, featured over 90,000 Swarovski crystals. Malcolm Grear Designers recently designed the e-commerce intranet Web site for Orion's RedRhode hospitality division.
Malcolm Grear Designers would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Providence Business News Awardees Ronald K. Machtley, president of Bryant University, and the International Institute of Rhode Island. Machtley received the 2008 "Business Leadership" award, and the International Institute of Rhode Island received the "Excellence in a Nonprofit Organization" Award. Malcolm Grear Designers is proud of our clients achievements and the role graphic design plays in their continued success.
To read more about the awards please visit the Providence Business News.
Today, five of the world's top scientists will receive the prestigious Lasker Award. These awards, long considered "America's Nobel", honor excellence in basic and clinical science. The ceremony, with Keynote speaker Mayor Bloomberg, will be hosted in New York City.
Since its creation in 1942, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation has supported and recognized cutting-edge accomplishments in biomedical research. Through its awards, programs that educate the public, and advocacy, the foundation has fostered the prevention of disabilities and disease.
Malcolm Grear Designers has worked closely with the foundation since 1995, designing the Lasker Award and program, along with the identity and numerous collateral materials.
To learn more about the Lasker Awards, please visit the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
Read the article in the New York Times.
Yesterday, the Rhode Island School of Design awarded 50 retired professors the first ever Professor Emeriti Medallion. Malcolm Grear, who taught at RISD for over 35 years, was honored along with other distinguished professors including Lorraine Howes, Richard Merkin, Jack Pripp, Dean Richardson, Friedrich St. Florian, and Marc Harrison (posthumously). The term “retired professor” is not an entirely accurate description of Malcolm Grear, who regularly invites classes to his design studio (Malcolm Grear Designers), occasionally teaches graduate courses at RISD, and maintains a busy national/international lecture schedule. RISD President, Roger Mandle, who is leaving this leading art and design institution after 15 celebrated years, also received an honorary Emeritus Medallion.
Malcolm Grear has been nominated for the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s 2008 National Design Awards program for Lifetime Achievement. As the only awards of their kind in the nation and the Museum’s largest education initiative, the awards celebrate design excellence and innovation. The Awards serve as a critical gauge of the impact of design on the quality of American life. Visit the National Design Awards web site. Visit the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum web site.
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation recognizes and supports excellence in the field of medical research. Malcolm Grear Designers’ continued work for the Lasker Foundation has helped the Foundation gain the attention of our nation’s leaders and the general public as to the importance of medical science.Read More