Via: New Work: 500W21 | New at Pentagram.
Pentagram’s work for a new development in New York’s High Line area is an example of well-crafted creativity. The luxurious and elegant identity features a serif logotype with an ornate “W” character — a reference to the building’s architecture.
Equally impressive is Pentagram’s contribution to the sales office environment. In a unique and tangible gesture that is perfectly in sync with the established identity, the office features a wall-mounted brass map of the neighborhood streets. Oxidized copper accents the composition, demarcating the High Line path and other local highlights.
Together, it all makes for a harmonious whole.
Marian Bantjes is way good. I don’t remember how I found her website. I don’t remember what I was looking for. All I know is that when I saw what she does, I realized that she has an amazing artistic talent – exquisite in it’s execution. Her work is intricate. It’s creative. There’s an essence of ‘quirk’ (I mean, really…cake?).
But, what I most appreciate is that she is willing to explore her already-pretty-darn-good-at-it craft, continuing to grow and enjoying the process:
I do not know if I am lazy or driven. A little of both. While I tend to work every day, from morning to night (I’m frequently working past midnight), my days are relatively stress free. In the summer I tend to take a lot of breaks and sit in the sun or go for a walk. I spend a lot of time thinking. Just staring into space and thinking. Does this count as work? Sometimes. When I wake up in the morning with the perfect solution to a given problem, have I been working while I was sleeping? Perhaps. – (An excerpt from Ms. Bantjes’ About Me reflections)
I love that. To paraphrase Jack Nicholson’s character in that movie, Ms. Bantjes makes me wanna be a better designer/writer/whatever I’m calling myself on a given day. Yes, Marian Bantjes is way good. And in a good way.
Have a look!