The Catholic News Service (CNS) recently launched their completely redesigned website.Read More
Currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago is a show called “Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945.” Most of the posters in the exhibition belong to the Ne Boltai! Collection of Soviet Propaganda which is based in Prague. Malcolm Grear Designers designed the visual identity and the website for the Ne Boltai Collection.Read More
Thomas Colville Fine Art has taken the wraps off their new web site and content management system. In addition to the site design, Malcolm Grear Designers created Thomas Colville's visual identity which includes the new logotype, stationery, labeling system, and visual attitude for their ads. "The site looks wonderful, and it is amazingly easy to use and modify... thanks for listening so well to our ideas about content and technology. All of those ideas came through so clearly in the site (and identity), while giving us a great new design," commented Allison Schaefer of Thomas Colville Fine Art. The design allows visitors generous views of each artwork and provides the option to view each piece with and without its frame. The ability to zoom-in on each artwork is stunning as well as the feature for examining a painting at full-screen. The Artists page provides an intuitive interface for seeing all of the artists represented while making it easy to find the one you are looking for.
Visit the new site: www.thomascolville.com.
The launch of the site coincides with the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory, New York.
Today the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust, known as The Trust, launched its completely revamped web site: www.ritrust.com. The new design provides its members with a fresh and intuitive design as well as numerous functional advantages such as Online Claims Form Submission, Online Claims Status Check, and more. With the new site, Trust members will be empowered to fully participate in all the Trust's services and programs.
Malcolm Grear Designers developed the new site including a robust content management system to allow the site to be far more than a marketing tool. The site actually helps Trust members to stay up to date with training programs, publications, claims, and all that the Trust offers its members. The new web site design helps members to really take ownership in The Trust.
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.
The Colby College Museum of Art launched its much anticipated searchable online database. This new capability is integrated into the web site allowing visitors to search and view over 6000 objects from the Museum's permanent collection. The site now provides multiple viewing options through an intuitive and easy to use interface. Each object can be examined in great detail using the new "Enlarge/Zoom" tools which also allow users to view full-screen versions of objects.
Altogether, the web site provides an "open door" to access its collection. Students, alumni, scholars, educators, and the general public can easily explore the depth of the Colby Museum's collections. The site also connects the Museum's popular public and educational programs to its diverse collection and changing exhibitions.
While designing the interface for the Searchable Online Collection, Malcolm Grear Designers suggested and developed the customized zooming and full-screen capabilities, believing that users would value such unprecedented views of the works of art. "You can zoom way in, at full-screen, on a Whistler etching and really appreciate the finest details: the impression, the ink, even the grain of the paper!" said Joel Grear, Executive Vice President (MGD). "This design really changes your expectations for a museum web site," explained Tim Tait, one of the designers involved in the project, "because it inspires you to really take your time exploring the art."
Malcolm Grear Designers previously developed the Museum's brand and web site, as well as the Museum Guide, brochures, signs and banners. Most recently we completed the design of the Museum's 50th Anniversary visual identity.
Visit the Colby College Museum of Art web site.
The University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) recently launched their new web site with great enthusiasm from their students, faculty and the Kearney community. The site design was developed by Malcolm Grear Designers as a system of templates and branding guidelines.
Just over a year ago the University unveiled its new campus identity (also designed by Malcolm Grear Designers). The new UNK image has been embraced throughout the institution as well as across the region, and now the UNK web site serves to continually strengthen their brand presence.
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.
Colby College is one of the United States premier liberal arts schools. Its stellar reputation for higher education is due in part to its art museum—the Colby College Museum of Art.
This museum boasts one of the finest collections of American and contemporary art at any liberal arts school.
This year the museum celebrates its 50th year of collecting art. A year long celebration culminates in an exhibition entitled “Art at Colby: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art.”
Malcolm Grear Designers was commissioned to design the 50th Anniversary identity and banners. MGD has previously worked with Colby designing the museum's identity, website and various publications.
Please visit the museum's website and join in the 50th anniversary celebration!
The David Winton Bell Gallery's latest exhibition entitled Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons, is both a powerful and timely one.
Selected from an extensive private collection of 20th century Soviet propaganda art, the exhibition includes more than 150 images. Co-curated by Abbott Gleason (Keeney Professor of History Emeritus), and Jo-Ann Conklin (director of the David Winton Bell Gallery), Views and Re-Views includes posters, cartoons, photomontages, and postcards that span more than six decades—from the time of the Russian Civil War (1918–21) into the late Soviet period. The exhibition includes well-known Soviet graphic works, by such artists as Viktor Deni, Dmitri Moor, and El Lissitsky, as well as lesser-known, but equally compelling works.
Malcolm Grear Designers created the memorable identity and unique "look" of the exhibition, including: the invitation, brochure, website, exhibition signage and design. For over 15 years, MGD has designed all of the individual exhibition identities, promotional pieces, and exhibition signs/panels for the gallery's exhibitions.
The exhibition, on view at the David Winton Bell Gallery and the John Hay Library Gallery, runs through Oct. 19, 2008, with auxiliary selections on view at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library.
Please visit the official Views and Reviews, Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons online exhibition website (design by MGD).
Read the article in the Providence Journal.
Don't miss the Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston which opened today and will run through September 7, 2008.
Both Anish Kapoor and the ICA were referenced several times during today’s Radio Boston program on WBUR each for their leadership roles in successful public art. Also mentioned were artists, Mags Harries and Lajos Héder, for their continued contributions to the greater Boston area’s public art.
Malcolm Grear Designers designed (and continues to design) the signs and donor recognition for the ICA. MGD also designed the visual identity and Web site for the Foster Gallery which last year hosted an exhibition of Mags Harries and Lajos Héder.
The Colby College Museum of Art launched their new Web site today. The site, designed by Malcolm Grear Designers, showcases the Museum’s extensive collection as well as their impressive exhibitions schedule, and education and public programing. The design allows visitors large, up-close views of the collection, with the ability to adjust the background color behind any given artwork or object.
The Colby Museum’s new Web site represents a critical step in the roll-out of the Museum’s new brand (also developed by Malcolm Grear Designers). The logotype, color combinations, and typography all work together to communicate the Museum’s new visual attitude. MGD has also developed the new Museum visitor guide and signs.