On the year of their 100th anniversary, the Newport Art Museum asked Malcolm Grear Designers to create a new visual identity to celebrate the occasion. One of the goals of the new visual identity system was to help the museum claim Newport, as a leading cultural Newport destination and a leading New England museum. The new symbol with it’s custom-drawn lowercase letterforms portrays the Newport Art Museum as accessible, welcoming, and friendly and a respected arts institution.Read More
The Providence Journal wrote an article announcing the May 19th opening of “Making a Mark: The Art of Creating a Visual Identity” at the Newport Art Museum in Rhode Island. The exhibition presents just some of the work of more than fifty years of graphic design by Malcolm Grear Designers.Read More
The Newport Art Museum in Newport, Rhode Island will exhibit the work of Malcolm Grear Designers in an exhibition titled “Making a Mark: The Art of Creating a Visual Identity” from May 19 to August 26, 2012. "Every organization has an identity, if not by plan, then by default," says Malcolm Grear. “Making a Mark” explores the process of designing visual identities that are unique, timeless, memorable, and gestalt.Read More
Malcolm Grear Designers recently designed the book titled "Flora: Paintings by Janet Alling". The book is an exquisite collection of watercolor and oil paintings that focus on Alling's main interest of flowers, plants, and the natural world. Working from direct observation of plants in natural light, Alling's paintings radiate with hue and vibrancy. Alling, a native of New York City, now lives and paints in Providence, Rhode Island.
Alex Katz, an American artist associated with the Pop art movement, describes Alling’s flowers as "...pure New England. They are civilized and isolated. They are decorous, contained, and make no overture to fashion. The mystery of meaning reminds me of Emily Dickinson. The paintings are straight forward and impenetrable."
The book, published by Beaufort Books, is a prelude to Alling's retrospective exhibition at the Newport Art Museum from June 19 to August 18. For more information about the exhibition, please visit the Newport Art Museum's online or visit Janet Alling's website, also designed by Malcolm Grear Designers.