Miles Davis once said: “A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I’m still doing it.” Ex post facto icons are all very well but those which endure are all the more impressive. That’s why Grand Central station is such a feature of New York City, an awesome architectural space steeped in history which continues to serve the city. Who better than to design the logo to mark its centenary, than Michael Bierut and his Pentagram team? Launched yesterday, his version of the famous Tiffany clock from the main concourse shows 7:13, or 19:13, the year in which the station opened and is a fitting tribute to the fine old grandee.
The clock was drawn by Joe Marianek, and the word “Terminal” has been dropped as is the custom among native New Yorkers. The official rededictaion ceremony will take place on February 1 2013 and for 12 months the words “100 Years” will sit under the logo.
As usual there’s more detail on the Pentagram site as well as mock-ups of the new logo in use in a variety of formats. This news report also shows how American TV has been reacting to the news and includes an interview with the designer.
- Meet Jack Pearce: the illustrator drawing skate tribes
- Anna Haas’ structured yet anarchic approach to graphic design
- “Made for designers, not 3D experts”: Adobe Stock demystifies 3D renders
- Tanawat Sakdawisarak’s crisp illustrations reference pop music and video games
- Photographer Jay Wolke remembers gambling spots in the US during the 80s and 90s
- Chaz Bundick talks us through the new digitally personable Company website
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books