Salzburg Global Seminar, housed in a historic mansion in Austria, works to promote progressive thinking and leadership through conferences and educational programming. SGS approached Zago to develop a cohesive identity that could both reflect the building’s heritage as well as celebrate the successful conference seminar schedule. SGS hosts a variety of conferences and workshops and attracts people from various fields. Because of this dynamic programming, the identity needed to reflect this diversity. Zago created a full brand identity for SGS that included strategic research and placement. Zago is currently working with Salzburg to create a cohesive online presence through a website redesign.
Zago helped TreSensa, a start-up company, ease game development for producers. The game industry is in flux, and as games continue to gain popularity in today’s society, new business models and distribution platforms are transforming the industry. A single game can take years to develop with hundreds of team members, while others may take a small team just a few months. TreSensa works to alleviate a portion of this complexity. Their initiative will allow producers to devote their time to creative aspects of game development in a timely and cost-effective manner by providing the technological tools necessary to develop cross-platform games. Zago helped TreSensa enter this complex, established space through an integrated visual identity positioning.
Biennale Spazio Pubblico – Biennial for Public Space – highlights best practices and innovative approaches to the design of public spaces. This event comes as our world adapts to exponential population growth coupled with rapid urbanization. As the Biennale works to attract relevant stakeholders, scholars, and activists in this field, it tasked Zago with developing its brand identity. Biennale Spazio Pubblico will be held in Rome, 2013.
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Their objective coverage of rights violations around the world gives voice to the oppressed and holds oppressors accountable for their crimes. The organization approached Zago with the goal of redefining its content delivery strategy.
By shifting the distribution of information from published reports to compelling multimedia content and news feeds, the new website is a powerful media channel that can flexibly deliver content while increasing Human Rights Watch’s outreach and advocacy initiatives. New mobile and iPad applications further increase their reach, making their reports and information readily accessible.
Zago recently designed the forthcoming mobile and tablet version for the 2013 Human Rights Watch World Report.
Zago’s 2008 intervention in the lobby of the United Nations displayed key facts and figures about Education and the Millennium Development Goals. Zago designed seven giant books to populate the space on a vibrant pink grid that connects the dots between investment in education and its impact on human development.
For example, did you know $16 billion a year in aid would send all kids to school in low-income countries? This is about half of the amount Europeans and Americans spend on ice-cream each year.
Zago helped the Office of the Secretary General of the UN brand and launch Global Pulse — a global, open platform for analyzing real-time data that can lead to more informed action in vulnerable places throughout the world. Harnessing existing data from the UN, contributing data from nation states or NGO’s, and integrating social/real-time data capture from social or mobile networks, Global Pulse changes how information can be used in the public interest.
Our new installation opened at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, CA. With a water footprint of 1800 gallons a day and per person this is more than 850 gallons we need to siphon out of our daily life. See here how to Defeat the Juggernaut and stay tuned!
Zago worked with the Ecology Center’s leadership to co-design programs and experiences that build long-term community relationships around water ecology. Our first program established a year-long exhibit which demonstrated the direct relationship between daily personal behaviors and water supply.
Zago was asked to design a book that not only displays, but reflects and embodies the work of architect and designer Francis D’Haene. The book cover is die-cut and designed as a structural base that supports stackable editions. Gray binder board, black Helvetica Neue type and white negative space are used to create this unique shell that contains 356 pages of architecture, interior design and contemporary art.
This book was selected by AIGA into the collection of the best 50 Books/50 Covers from 2009.
Natural spring water may be good for your health, but bottles themselves threaten our environment by swallowing landfill space and increasing air pollution from incineration. With CarpetsInter we launched a new product line: EcoSoft® the next generation of recycled carpet baking.
Soft on the environment, Soft to the step and 100% recyclable.
We recently collaborated with our friends at Tellart to design a pong game for a party at Bulo. Some of us have now gotten addicted to the game. Stay tuned for a little league tournament coming soon to a design studio near you.
In anticipation of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the Iscream truck traveled across Europe collecting “Iscreams” from kids while encouraging them to learn about doing the “green” thing. This also raised the question for how kids can get their families and friends to do it too. In Copenhagen, the tour culminated in a kids-driven event at the conference where the collected Iscreams were released. This collection of sounds helped to showcase the expansiveness of the project and give an audible sound to the next generation of climate changers.