NY Now has unveiled a brand new model id and plans, designed in collaboration with Pentagram and NY Now’s Artistic Director Brad Ford, for an enhanced on-site expertise because it prepares to welcome distributors, patrons and media again in-person on the Jacob Ok. Javits Middle on August 8-11.
“NY Now’s a timeless model and actually a landmark occasion with a long-standing historical past of bringing merchandise, individuals and concepts from world wide collectively to attach, uncover and be impressed – creating a singular vacation spot for discovery and era of commerce for the trade. As all of us get better from the pandemic, we’re seeing all markets come again smaller; however, as the primary occasion to run on the Javits Middle upon its reopening, we observed a possibility to reset and create an expertise that heightens the sense of risk, shock and pleasure – all whereas celebrating the reopening of New York Metropolis.” mentioned Tim Hart, senior vp of NY Now. “We’ve labored intently with Brad and Pentagram to develop and ship an unbelievable new model id for NY Now, and we’re thrilled to unveil it to our group and welcome them again for an enhanced expertise at this 12 months’s occasion.”
Pentagram’s design for NY Now’s a vibrant visible id impressed by the spirit of discovery and shock. Pentagram’s crew collaborated with Ford to develop a visible parallel to the market expertise, consisting of encounters, selection, plentiful selections and choices — drawing upon New York Metropolis’s reemergence and its constructing sense of celebration as in-person occasions return. Supplementing NY Now’s current emblem, the newly designed graphic system proposes the idea of ‘now’ as an ever-changing thought, mirrored by quite a lot of kinds, typefaces, motifs, colours and scales, and affirms that NY Now, and the reward and residential trade, is all the time evolving.
“What makes New York Metropolis the nation’s design capital is the joy generated by the irresistible locations like NY Now. As the town, the nation and the world reopen, it’s been an honor to collaborate on the reinvention of the NY Now model, creating a visible language that displays the shock, pleasure and vitality of the one-of-a-kind occasion,” mentioned Pentagram associate Michael Bierut.
“It has been a pleasure to associate with Pentagram on our rebranding initiative. Throughout the collaborative artistic course of, we discovered a technique to visually articulate what makes NY Now a key convenor of the small enterprise group, all of the whereas rethinking the general expertise and fostering an impressed atmosphere that actually excites attendees.” mentioned Ford. “From the second individuals enter the Crystal Palace, we hope to interact the senses by means of fantastically designed and selectively curated product shows that remember the varied assortment of manufacturers represented at NY Now. These components are the inspiration for the way forward for the market as we work to create a extra pleasant and interactive expertise for all and proceed to develop these initiatives within the years to return.”
NY Now introduced particulars surrounding new on-site product show alternatives designed to function a celebration of consciousness as we emerge from the pandemic with a brand new sense of consideration and deeper that means. Upon getting into the Javits Middle, attendees shall be offered with an clever show of merchandise representing NY Now’s 11 sections.
On the present ground, a group of rising locations, devoted showcases of up-and-coming manufacturers and artisans are exhibited to rejoice rising expertise and help the small enterprise group. The rising locations embrace: Accent on Design Incubator, First Style, GCA Village in partnership with the Greeting Card Affiliation, Present Incubator, Indienow, Rising Artisans, and Stationary Incubator. An assortment of coveted gadgets from the 365 NY Now Digital Market may even be on show, providing digital individuals a singular alternative to have a bodily presence with a sampling of their greatest sellers and rising the product vary on supply to patrons.