2015

Leveraging the power of grandmothers
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Worldstudio and AIGA are pleased to announce the 2015 Sylvia Harris Citizen Design Award winner, Gma Village. The winning entry – developed by (from left to right, below) Catalina Garcia, Johnna Flood and Maggie Ollove – comes with a $10,000 prize. The Gma Village is an affordable childcare service for low-income families in Oakland, California. Read More »

Setting the stage for a cross-cultural collaboration
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Worldstudio designed the set for Dream’d in a Dream, a cross-cultural collaboration between the dance ensemble, Seán Curran Company and Ustatshakrit Plus, a traditional music group from Kyrgyzstan. The New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 7th, was part of the 2015 BAM Next Wave Festival. The evening-length work, choreographed and. Read More »

There is always room for ice cream
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Mark Randall, Worldstudio principal, beekeeper and avid ice cream-maker, collaborated with Early Bird Cookery on a pop-up honey ice cream stand at the antique shop, Maison Bergogne, for the Narrowsburg Honey Bee Fest in Narrowsburg, New York on October 10th. It was a bright, sunny fall day as hundreds lined up for scoops in four. Read More »

Celebrating the culture and cuisine of the Yucatán
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Worldstudio co-founder David Sterling’s epic, six-and-a-half pound, 576-page book, Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition is the 2015 winner of two prestigious James Beard awards; Best International Cookbook and Cookbook of the Year. In addition to this accolade, David received the 2015 Art of Eating Prize for Best Food Book of the Year. David left. Read More »

Design Ignites Change is honored with a MAKINGOODESIGN Award
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Worldstudio’s initiative Design Ignites Change was honored with a MAKINGOODESIGN Award which recognizes organizations in New York City that design for social impact. The awards were celebrated at the 2nd annual Good-Maker Party on May 20th. The award recipients represented public art, design, and community revitalization efforts across the city including: The Center for Urban. Read More »

Improving community resiliency in the face of a natural disaster
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Superstorm Sandy was the second-costliest hurricane in US history. The engineering firm URS was contracted by New York State to develop a series of infrastructure projects to protect and improve the resiliency of shoreline communities in Nassau County. Through a series of educational open houses, URS worked closely with local residents to prioritize projects specific. Read More »

Showcasing the creative individuals of the Garment District
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The Garment District, in the heart of mid-town Manhattan, has traditionally been the home of America’s fashion industry. As manufacturing has moved overseas the make-up of the district has evolved to be more diverse, attracting a range of creative businesses, restaurants and upscale hotels. For an outdoor exhibition, celebrating the businesses that have recently made. Read More »

We’re featured in Becoming a Graphic Designer
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Mark Randall is featured in Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne’s new book Becoming a Graphic and Digital Designer published by Wiley. The guide provides aspiring designers with a myriad of options available to those pursuing a graphic design career. Interviews with leading designers like Michael Bierut, Stefan Sagmeister, and Mirko Ilic give readers an insider’s. Read More »

Studying the healthy benefits of green affordable housing
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Green housing helps the environment, but it can also improve the health of residents. Healthy Home, Happy Kids is a study to evaluate the effects of living in green affordable housing on children’s health, especially kids living with asthma. The study is being led by Enterprise Community Partners – one of the largest developers of affordable housing in the. Read More »

Awarding over one-million dollars to students across the country
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Marking the 20th anniversary of the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship program, we are thrilled to announce that the newest winners have been chosen for 2015-2016. To date we have awarded over one million dollars since our program began. Fred Lameck overcame the threat of being bullied to pursue his interest in visual design. He has since. Read More »