Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Sheila Levrant de Bretteville

In 1999, Sheila de Bretteville redesigned the flooring, walls, and railings of 207th Street Subway Station in Manhattan for the MTA Art for Transit Office. She was inspired by the interviews of subway goers as well as the song “Take the A Train” by iconic jazz musician Billy Strayhorn. From the song, she repeated the…

Teaching Character

The New York Times commissioned Stephen Doyle and his company for a group of temporary installations called “The Character Test”  in two different schools in September 2011. The schools, one a field stem in the Bronx called Riverdale Country School, and the other, Kipp Infinity middle school in New York Harlem, were trying to teach…

Peter Bil’ak – History Project

In 2008 Bil’ak released the History typeface system, which examined layering across time and cultures. This project used styles from all times throughout history eventually being narrowed down to 21 fonts with one font from each century. History originally was proposed as a typeface system that, when selected, would randomly choose a font from a…

Deborah Sussman for 1984 Olympics

http://new-mb.com.au/deborah-sussman-1984/ Deborah Sussman is most famous for her work in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Sussman’s work in this project was often referred to as a masterpiece of design. By the use of her imagination she made a colorful theme by using bright reds, vibrant blues, and sunset yellows in the pop art designs. For the…

Deborah Sussman for Euro Disney

(https://www.designingdisney.com/content/corporate-design-euro-disney-resort-–-part-1) In 1992 Euro Disney was the talk of the town, literally, and as the Los Angeles Times stated “Euro Disney is, well, California” (https://www.designingdisney.com/content/corporate-design-euro-disney-resort-–-part-1). This was said to be due to a lot of the companies involved in the creation of Euro Disney were from California, including Sussman & Prejza. Sussman and Prejza is…

Eddie Opara visits College of Design!

Eddie Opara, a well-established designer whose work spans all 5 of the different practices we have learned, detailed “what the hell he does on a daily basis” and the hierarchy that fuels the intention behind his work in his lecture about many of his projects. His hierarchy lies in 9 different categories: neutral, variable, adaptive,…

Eddie Opara

All the guest speakers we have had this semester were so different in terms of the kind of work that they do and I was introduced to so many different perspectives, ideologies, methods, processes. I was wide-eyed what this new lecture would be about. I had gone through the description but there wasn’t much I…

Pigcasso: Controlled Isolation

The physical space that I chose to review was the Pigcasso play piece located at the North Carolina Museum of Art. This piece was originally designed by Spanish artist Jaime Hayon and it was part of a series of large-scale whimsical sculptures. This piece sits fresh off one of the museum’s many trails and is…

Provocations: Rashid Johnson

I recently went to Richmond, Virginia to visit my sister at VCU. While there, we went to the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA). One of the exhibitions there was called Provocations, and was created by artist Rashid Johnson.   When I first entered the Provocations exhibit, I immediately felt like I was transported to another…

Trader Joe’s

Grocery shopping is something everyone has to do in their lives, at least a few times. Just about every week or so I’m at the grocery store. I’ve gone back and forth between all the different chains, but I keep finding myself going back to Trader Joe’s. Honestly, the biggest reason comes down to money…

The Leazar Hall Experience

Leazar Hall, the building NC State’s design students know all too well. In this building is where first year design students start their design career, where some have creative breakthroughs and others cry. This is also the building where many all nighters are pulled and critiques dished out with no mercy. Nonetheless, I will be…

PNC VIP Lounge

Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the PNC arena hosts nearly 20,000 people for basketball, ice hockey, and concerts. I personally was able to experience the “VIP Lounge” area for a few hours before The Mumford and Sons concert that was held March 17th for St. Patrick’s Day. For those who paid for VIP tickets, the…

Reedy Creek Greenway

I chose the Reedy Creek Greenway. The Reedy Creek Greenway is a Navigational system that runs along part of Meredith College and is used by runners, walkers, and cyclists. The Greenway starts at the corner of Faircloth St and Hillsborough St, and ends at the corner of Trenton Rd and Reedy Creek Rd. It is…