Rather than simply plonking down an art work that has no connection with its environment, as may once have been the case, artists and local authorities are more than ever considering the dialogue between a work of public art, the place it is installed, and the community who will engage with it. But what is public art, and why is money regularly spent on it?read more
A new game-changing app from Google, “Trips” helps users plan their travel itinerary and explore new cities with ease.read more
An art form all but lost, hand painted signage is experiencing a resurgence as retailers place value in the human touch. Retailers are increasingly turning to sign painters to convey a sense of individuality, to stand out and communicate that their products aren’t run of the mill.read more
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) produced 10 videos shot using aerial drone technology that are intended to help passengers navigate the terminal and concourses.read more
A new sidewalk installation outside the Mesa Art Centre in Arizona sings as it senses your shadow, inviting people of all ages to dance and sway in this playful public space.read more
Behind the Blog
Danielle Bauer is the Founder of Place Projects Inc., a boutique communication design firm based in Vancouver, Canada. Dedicated to the improvement of user experiences in the public realm, and particularly at the human scale, her work intersects the fields of environmental graphic design, wayfinding, interpretive design, and placemaking. A passionate advocate and facilitator of multi-disciplinary collaboration and public engagement processes, her focus is developing solutions that are thoughtfully integrated, highly functional, and evoke feelings of surprise and delight.
Danielle is a member of the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) and the Placemaking Leadership Council (Project for Public Spaces). Previously, Danielle served as the Chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, Co-Chair of SEGD’s Vancouver Chapter, and Managing Director at Cygnus Vancouver.
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