May 17, 2013
On Tuesday night, Stoltze Design attended the launch party of the latest issue of ArchitectureBoston, entitled American Gropius, celebrating the life and legacy of Walter Gropius. The issue (which coincided with Grope's 130th birthday) was feted at the Gropius House in Lincoln, MA, where local architects, designers, and even former members of The Architects Collaborative (the firm co-founded by Gropius) mingled, laughed, and reminisced. The evening was a huge success, with delicious food and great company, topped off by private tours of the famous house.
May 2, 2013
Stoltze Design, with AIGA/Boston, is pleased to present Swissted Boston, an exhibition of music posters by graphic designer Mike Joyce, now up through September 2013, by appointment. Get in touch with us if you want to stop by to check out this great exhibit, made possible with kind support from A to A Studio Solutions.
April 23, 2013
Don't miss this presentation on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 pm at the ICA by Vancouver-based designer, typographer, writer, and illustrator Marian Bantjes.
Renowned for her intricate patterning and delicate ornamentation, Stefan Sagmeister calls Bantjes “one of the most innovative typographers working today.” She worked for ten years as a typesetter before opening her own design firm, which she shuttered in 2003 to pursue projects described as “highly personal, obsessive, and sometimes just plain weird.”
March 29, 2013
We recently had the exciting opportunity to help Monotype, a 125-year-old typographic legend, revitalize and redefine their global brand. Working closely with the Monotype marketing team—vice president of corporate marketing Lisa Landa and design director Dennis Dimos—and Jason Rubin from Libretto, we developed a new brand identity around the new logo and typeface Kootenay, created by Monotype type director Steve Matteson.
October 24, 2012
On the occasion of their 35th anniversary, the New Art Center came to Stoltze Design for help branding their annual ARTS BALL fundraiser. The theme for the evening, "Stayin' Alive!", inspired a festive identity that referenced the '70s while still maintaining a contemporary look and feel. As one of our designers said, "It's a discotype!"
The sold-out event was a huge success, exceeding their ambitious fundraising goal by 25%! Clif and his wife Carol joined in the festivities as the New Art Center was transformed into discotheque, with partygoers sporting polyester prints, bell bottoms, aviator sunglasses, huge wigs, and, of course, lots of bling. Click through for party images!
October 16, 2012
Don't miss Fort Point Open Studios this weekend, October 19-21! Over 150 artists throughout the neighborhood will display and vend their fabulous creations. On the 6th floor of 15 Channel Center Street, Stoltze Design will open its doors on Friday (4-7pm) and Saturday and Sunday (12-6pm) with an exhibition of music graphics including Swiss posters, gig posters, and LP covers, curated by Stoltze Design! Additionally, we will be featuring Carol Stoltze's stunning handcrafted jewelry, as well as beautiful wearables by Fiona Stoltze.
Come on out to mingle with friends, enjoy amazing local art, and perhaps even pick up some unique holiday gifts. Hope to see you here!
For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.
May 2, 2012
Stoltze Design was recently featured on Channel 5's Chronicle in a show entitled "Mid-Century Style," which explored mid-century design and its continuing impact on our world today. Stoltze was included not only because of our studio's mid-century furniture, but also because of the clear influences that mid-century design principles has on our contemporary work. Click here for a peek inside our studio!
May 2, 2012
The Berenice Abbott exhibition at the MIT Museum's new Kurtz Gallery for Photography opens this weekend. Stoltze Design provided all the exhibit graphics, including the above poster.
April 5, 2012
Stoltze Design is proud to announce that the prospectus for the Cambridge School of Weston ("Mods, War, Fate & CSW") won several honors in the 2012 CASE District Awards! The prospectus took Silver for "Independent Schools Viewbook for Admissions," Bronze for "Admissions and Recruiting Packages," and Honorable Mention for "Viewbook".
We are very proud of the work we did on this unique viewbook, and we send our congratulations to everyone at CSW, who contributed to the effort and shared our vision and belief in the enduring power of print. Oh, and keep an eye out for our next collaboration: CSW's new website!
February 2, 2012
Stoltze Design recently designed the cover and interior of a new book from Houghton Mifflin: 100 Yards of Glory, documenting the greatest moments in NFL history. Written by Joe Garner and Bob Costas, with a foreword by Joe Montana, this book is a must-have for every diehard football fan. As excited as we were about the project, imagine our dismay when we realized that the selected cover image was a crucial moment from Super Bowl XLII, in which the Giants just barely beat the Patriots 17 to 14, destroying a perfect season. We weren't the only ones disturbed with this image selection, as evidenced by Bob Costas's recent appearance on Conan. Sometimes being a designer really hurts!
Here's hoping we succeed in reversing the curse at Sunday's rematch. Go Pats!!
February 1, 2012
Last Thursday evening, Stoltze Design was honored to be a guest of the Boston Society of Architects at their 2011 Design Awards Gala at the Copley Marriott. We nibbled on delicious hors d'oeuvres, chatted with fellow attendees, and watched the bestowing of the Hobson (a blown-glass award inspired by the Mobius strip) to an impressive roster of architects and projects. We were also delighted to see the logo we designed for the event prominently displayed throughout the evening!
Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to the BSA for a wonderful evening.
January 30, 2012
This month Stoltze Design welcomes the work of artist Mike Ware into our studio. The son of a sign painter and the grandson of a Boston Globe typesetter, Mike inherited a love of typography and graduated from the Art Institute of Boston. In his personal work of assemblage and mixed-media projects, he continues to embrace type, surface, and spatial relationships. Primarily using found and recycled materials, he invites the viewer to discover the beauty in the abandoned.
Please join us for some wine and hors d'oeuvres while celebrating the opening of Mike's exhibit at our studio!
Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 6–9 p.m.
December 9, 2011
We were thrilled to find out Tuesday that our Edgerton Digital Collections website was selected as the winner of the Content Integration category at the 16th Annual MITX Interactive Awards! The glitzy sold-out ceremony (hosted by actor John Michael Higgins) was held on December 5 at the Sheraton Boston, along with more than 1,000 industry professionals from all over New England.
November 18, 2011
Recently, the Edgerton Digital Collections site has been honored in several competitions. Designed by Stoltze for the MIT Museum, this highly interactive site about high-speed stroboscopic photography inventor Harold "Doc" Edgerton remains a highlight of our recent projects.
October 28, 2011
For the past several months, the walls of Stoltze Design have been graced by an extraordinary exhibition of collage and mixed-media work by Matthew Monk.
Alas, all good things must come to an end. On Thursday night, Stoltze opened its doors for the closing of Matt's show at the studio. Friends old and new braved the weather and came together to enjoy wine, snacks, inspiring art and great company.
Thursday, October 27, 2011, from 7-10 p.m.
October 14, 2011
Stoltze Design was recently invited to be part of the third annual limited edition calendar created in support of The Ucal McKenzie Breakaway Foundation®. Created by Suzanne McKenzie as a tribute to her late husband, a soccer coach and teacher at Newton North High School, it features work by illustrators, designers, photographers, and artists, who teamed up to bring soccer, nutrition, and heart health education to Boston’s youth.
October 6, 2011
Don't miss Fort Point Open Studios next weekend, October 14th through the 16th! Over 150 artists throughout the neighborhood will display and vend their fabulous creations. On the 6th floor of 15 Channel Center Street, Stoltze Design will open its doors on Friday (4-7pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11am-6pm) to feature Carol Stoltze's stunning handcrafted jewelry as well as an exhibition of collage and mixed media by Matthew Monk. Come on out to enjoy amazing local art, gather up some truly unique holiday gifts, and mingle. Hope to see you here! For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.
August 9, 2011
We are pretty excited about our redesign of ArchitectureBoston magazine. Although we've been making gradual refinements to the existing design over the last few years, the redesign was fully realized in the current Fall 2011 issue, Science. Our goal was to re-energize the layout to reflect the caliber of the content, while still maintaining a well-respected brand. To do this, we introduced a flexible grid that allows for more dynamic white space and larger imagery. The magazine also underwent a thorough refining of details, from the logo and title treatments, down to the folios.
May 24, 2011
The 8th Annual Coolidge Award, honoring film preservation, took place on May 10 and 11, 2011. Once again, Stoltze designed the graphics for the event. Highlights included screenings of "These Amazing Shadows", a fascinating documentary on film restoration, and the recently restored "All About Eve" in beautiful living black and white!
For more information, visit www.coolidge.org/awardnews
May 6, 2011
Don't miss the Fort Point Art Walk this weekend! Artists of all different media will be set up throughout the neighborhood to display and vend their unique and brilliant creations.
April 19, 2011
We've been working with the ICA and AIGA Boston to bring one of our design heroes, Vaughan Oliver, back to Boston next Wednesday, April 27, scheduled to coincide with ICA's "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl." He will be discussing his illustrious career as the designer who created the 4AD Records brand with his work for Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Pixies and Throwing Muses, among many others. We first had Vaughan lecture in 1989 (with Frank Black in attendance) and then again in 1996 on the heels of his "This Rimy River" exhibit in LA.
February 7, 2011
Architect and Design Research founder Ben Thompson (1918–2002) is one of those professionals whose influence is felt far beyond their field. Anyone who has strolled through Faneuil Hall (designed by Thompson’s firm), bought a Marimekko textile (first imported by Thompson), or enjoyed a Sunday brunch at Harvest (originally co-owned by Thompson and his wife, Jane) has been affected by this local legend.
January 20, 2011
POSTGIG is a traveling exhibition of original music posters collected and curated by Stoltze Design founder and creative director Clifford Stoltze. After appearing in Boston, Richmond, Charlotte, Providence, and Memphis, the show opens this week in St. Louis. The show features original works by Modern Dog, Aesthetic Apparatus, Patent Pending, The Small Stakes, Seripop, Hammerpress, The Decoder Ring, Hatch Show Print, and many more. The exhibition will culminate with a talk by Clif on Thursday, March 10, during which he will discuss the last 50 years of music graphics as well as his own work for the music industry. Read an article about the St. Louis show here.
December 3, 2010
While many schools are producing increasingly slimmer viewbooks and relying more on digital recruitment materials, the Cambridge School of Weston pursued this innovative prospectus that features extensive and unique content. Conceived of as a peer-to-peer guidebook, it is an engaging and thoughtful introduction to CSW.
November 2, 2010
ArchitectureBoston magazine hits newsstands again next week, and the winter UnModern issue is one not to miss. This issue features the amazing and perplexing work of architectural photographer Filip Dujardin, and Henry Moss's feature article has us placing the CaixaForum in Madrid at the top of our travel lists. The issue as a whole presents some provocative perspectives on where architecture is, or should be, headed.
October 14, 2010
Don't miss Fort Point Open Studios this weekend, October 15th through the 17th! Over 150 artists throughout the neighborhood will display and vend their fabulous creations. On the 6th floor of 15 Channel Center Street, Stoltze Design will open its doors to feature Randal Thurston's compelling cut paper on glass and Carol Stoltze's stunning handcrafted jewelry. Come on out to enjoy amazing local art, gather up some truly unique holiday gifts, and mingle. Hope to see you here! For more information about Open Studios, please visit the Fort Point Arts Community website.
September 28, 2010
Stoltze Design is proud to announce the completion of a new website for Machine Age, the leading area retailer of 20th century modern furniture and accessories located in South Boston. The modernist-inspired new website enables customers to browse featured products in detail, and allows Machine Age to easily update their inventory listings using a custom built Wordpress theme. Check out the site (and some seriously tempting items) here!
September 27, 2010
To help honor type design legend Matthew Carter for this year's AIGA Boston Fellow Award, 13 local designers each created an original letterform to spell out Matthew's name. The works were auctioned off at the award ceremony on September 24 at the Cambridge Public Library. Above is Stoltze's contribution of the letter "R," as well as a snapshot of fellow AIGA Fellows Matthew Carter and Clif Stoltze at the event.
September 21, 2010
The Stoltze AFTA event was a blast! Summer's Last Splash brought out a large, diverse group of local creative types to enjoy drinks, live music, the ICA galleries, unparalleled views of Boston Harbor—and of course each other's fabulous company. It was a great way to celebrate our 25th anniversary and launch of our new website! Check out photos here.
August 19, 2010
August 26 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm at the ICA, Boston.
Baseball, beaches, beer, and barbeque—summer has been a blast! Before you unpack your peacoats, join Stoltze Design for one last summer splash on the ICA patio (bathing suits optional). Sip drinks from the Water Cafe's outdoor bar and enjoy the sun setting over Boston Harbor for one sizzlin' August AFTA. Stoltze is particularly excited to host as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and the launch of our new website. Last one in's a rotten egg!
For more info, please visit the AIGA Boston website.
June 17, 2010
Designed by Stoltze for The Forsyth Institute, the Forsyth For Life! website launched in conjunction with the first annual Tooth Fairy Ball. The party featured a contest for Boston’s Best Smile — check out the winners online here. A wonderful time was had by all and funds raised will support dental care for children in Massachusetts.
May 7, 2010
On Friday night, Stoltze opened its doors for the opening of Randal Thurston’s show at the studio. Guests admired the 16 silhouette works on display, enjoyed tasty snacks, and struck up lively conversations with friends old and new. The evening also marked the beginning of FPAC’s 10th annual Art Walk, and Carol showed her jewelry in the studio over the weekend.
March 2, 2010
The 7th Annual Coolidge Award honored American filmmaker, producer, and screenwriter Jonathan Demme. Once again, Stoltze designed the graphics for the event. Seeing the remastered Stop Making Sense on the big screen was certainly one of the highlights of the festival for us. Robin Hitchcock’s song tribute on the awards night was also a real treat for those in attendance.
February 23, 2010
At the Bordy Theatre, Emerson College and AIGA presented the premiere screening of American Artifact: The Rise of the American Rock Poster. Following the screening, Clif Stoltze moderated the Q & A with the film’s director and producer, Merle Becker. Selections from POSTGIG, an exhibition of original music posters curated by Clif, was also on display for the event.
October 21, 2009
In a format inspired by TV show Inside the Actor’s Studio, a smiling Clif Stoltze interviews fellow Boston designer Fritz Klaetke for this AIGA series event. Check out video footage here.
October 16, 2009
Stoltze Design opened the doors of its distinctive studio for the 30th annual Fort Point Arts Community’s Open Studios. In addition to all the other great participating artists throughout the neighborhood, visitors enjoyed Dorothea Van Camp’s “Arabesques” series and the lovely jewelry of Carol Stoltze.
October 8, 2009
POSTGIG heads south! This traveling exhibition of original music posters curated by Clif Stoltze appears in Memphis as a part of the AIGA Design Conference, a gathering of over 1,000 designers from around the world.
September 25, 2009
Dorothea Van Camp this week at Stoltze Design.
June 10, 2009
The Design Industry Group of Massachusetts (DIGMA) was officially launched after a generous contribution for the John Adams Innovation Institute. In addition to being a member, Stoltze designed the DIGMA web site and offers them a sincere congratulations!
May 6, 2009
The 6th Annual Coolidge Award honored the influential stop-motion animators the Brothers Quay. Stoltze designed graphics for the event including a poster the twins signed for us.
March 28, 2009
The celebration of AIGA Boston’s 25 years began with a day full of workshops addressing a variety of topics and ended with a party at Vlora Restaurant in Back Bay. Along with other highly-regarded local designers, Clif Stoltze spoke about his involvement with AIGA over the years. Stoltze designed the letterpressed and foil-stamped invitations and posters for the event, as well as a limited-edition book featuring a retrospective collection of AIGA posters.
September 1, 2008
Stoltze Design just completed a redesigned 2008 RISD admissions catalog introducing a new format and messaging device, “RISD IS”. This was the biggest transformation the school has made with the catalog in over 10 years, introduced on the occasion of John Maeda’s inauguration as the new school president.
May 19, 2008
Congratulations Clif! His book 1000 Music Graphics was released by Rockport Publishers today. The book is a revealing and inspirational compilation of some of the best music graphics from recent years including package design, posters, T-shirts, websites, and anything else having to do with music.
May 18, 2008
The HOW design conference brought designers from around the globe together in Boston for speaker sessions and events. Stoltze Design not only attended, but also designed the conference poster this year.
January 19, 2006
Clifford Stoltze was honored last night by the AIGA and the Boston design community as the recipient of the 2005 AIGA Boston Fellow Award. The prestigious biannual award is given by regional chapters to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct in the design profession.