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
Terry McMillan, author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, is the keynote speaker at tonight's (April 27) fundraising event and celebration of 25 years of the Community Preparatory School of Providence, Rhode Island.
McMillan's work frequently portrays the lives of African-American women. Her success has led her to professorships at top universities, multi-million-dollar film deals, and numerous awards for her New York Times best-selling books.
The evening will include McMillan sharing some of the highlights of her career, book signing by the author, and fabulous fare provided by Mill's Tavern. The festivities will start with a VIP Champagne Reception at 5:30pm and the main affair will commence at 6:30pm.
The Community Preparatory School's mission is to "challenge minority and low-income children of Rhode Island to succeed in college-preparatory high-school programs and to become community leaders." Malcolm Grear Designers has a long history with Community Preparatory School starting with designing the school's visual identity. The studio has also designed numerous print publications for the school including the invitation and billboard for tonight's event.
Logo lover and writer David Airey has just released his first design book geared towards the creation of visual identities. The book titled "Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities" was published by Peachpit Publishing and may be purchased through amazon.com.
Malcolm Grear Designers was asked to contribute two identities to the project (Vanderbilt University and the New Bedford Whaling Museum), which can be seen in these spreads.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, guest speakers James D. Watson and Edward O. Wilson will open this year's lecture series. The lecture is on September 9 at 5:30pm in the University's Memorial Hall. More information can be obtained through Harvard University's website.
James D. Watson is Nobel Prize winner for his discovery in understanding the structure of DNA. E.O. Wilson is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated for his studies in biodiversity and for his love of entomology.
Also, NPR recently aired a story about a meeting between E.O. Wilson and Will Wright, an expert in the field of video game design. Wright is the creator of the wildly popular game called The Sims in which players control the lives of a family. Wright recently created SimAnt, a game in which players must understand the rules of society-building in order to create a well structured and surviving colony of ants.
Devoting a large part of his career to studying ants, E.O. Wilson is considered to be an expert on the lives of social insects. Wilson and Bert Holldobler won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for their book titled "The Ants."
Malcolm Grear Designers created the identity and stationery system for the E.O. Wilson Foundation.
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.
NPR's "All Things Considered" explores the fascinating social life of Leafcutter Ants with world-renowned biologist E.O. Wilson. Wilson, a Harvard Professor Emeritus and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has authored dozens of papers and books. Wilson's study of these complex and socially sophisticated organisms has lead to a new realm of study within the biology field called sociobiology. Wilson, the so called "King of Ants," believes that the study of sociobiology (and in this case the social structure of ants) can help us better understand "who we are" and thus attempt to answer "where are we going."
Malcolm Grear Designers was honored to be asked to create the visual identity program for the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is "to preserve biological diversity in the living environment by inventing and implementing business and educational strategies in the service of conservation."
Hear NPR host Andrea Seabrook's interview with E.O. Wilson and view their slideshow.
To learn more about the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation visit their website.
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.
Denise Perrault's article in today's Providence Business News includes Malcolm Grear Designers as proof that design can indeed thrive in Rhode Island. As Grear points out, "People have no idea how much business designers bring to this part of the country".