The design firm headed by Ivan Chermayeff, Tom Geismar, and Sagi Haviv specializing in visual identity and brand design, art in architecture, motion graphics and exhibit design. Responsible for hundreds of the most famous trademarks in the world such as Mobil Oil, Chase bank, PBS, Viacom, Showtime, National Geographic, NBC, Barneys New York, Univision, Xerox, Cornell and Brown universities, Museum of Modern Art, and many more.

Start-Up Nation Central

This non-profit organization was inspired by the best-selling book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer, which investigated the causes for Israel’s striking proliferation of start-up companies. Start-Up Nation Central connects investors and governments with the Israeli start-up community and helps entrepreneurs in other countries learn to create their own start-up culture.

Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv worked with Start-Up Nation Central from its earliest stages and created a visual identity for the organization that references Israeli iconography while emphasizing the qualities of momentum and progress.

The firm also created the design for the Start-Up Nation Central website in mobile and desktop versions.

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CCL Industries is the largest label company in the world, with 101 manufacturing facilities in North America, Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. 

The new CCL logo features a circle and a square overlapping with geometric precision, evoking the global nature of the brand and the idea of a label, and echoing elements of the previous visual identity. The “CCL” is rendered in a strong type style and placed to the left of the symbol, to emphasize the brand’s well-recognized name.

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Pellucid Analytics is an emerging company founded by a group of young entrepreneurs with deep experience in both finance and technology. The company offers software and services specifically tailored to the data analysis and visual presentation needs of financial and other data-driven consulting sectors. Pellucid is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and is rapidly expanding.

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Brennan Center

As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Brennan Center for Justice, we designed a cover for an anthology of essays, Solutions: American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice, with contributions from William J. Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Joseph R. Biden, among others.

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Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble distributes shopping bags in various sizes from its bookstores nationwide.
In this new series, each bag features the text from the first page of a classic book. An illustration of an iconic character from the book interacts with the copy, creating a play of type as image, dramatizing the first page as the reader’s entry point into the world of a book.


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The domestic appliance and consumer electronics giant Beko is a significant presence in the European and British markets, as well as around the Middle East and China—particularly among a younger demographic. Worldwide, a Beko-branded product is sold every two seconds. Beko came to Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv in order to modernize and revitalize its visual identity.

The new Beko logotype is youthful and approachable, with an angled underscore that suggests energy and optimism. The blue color in the logo is a brighter shade of the navy blue that Beko has traditionally used. In 2014, Beko entered into a sponsorship agreement with FC Barcelona, one of the most famous soccer clubs in the world, and the new visual identity now appears on team jerseys and stadium signage through 2018.

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RatPac Entertainment, a partnership between Brett Ratner and James Packer, won a slate deal with Warner Bros. to co-finance 75 films between 2013 and 2017. Our firm was tasked with creating a logo for RatPac to appear along with the Warner Bros. logo as part of the films’ opening credits. Since, according to Director’s Guild rules, a director’s name must be the first proper name to appear in a film, it was essential to create a trademark that would remain distinctive and could act as a visual shorthand even without the RatPac name.

The design of the RatPac logo fuses together a capital R and P, representing the partnership in a strong, distinctive way. The simple form works well in the motion-graphic signatures required for cinema credits, while the bold overall mark can be easily reduced for digital and print applications. The new RatPac logo will also identify the various divisions of the new media brand: RatPac Documentary Films, RatPac Television, and RatPac Press.

 Motion graphics by Grand Jeté

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Heart of Tea

Heart of Tea is an all-natural iced tea, created by a New York-based entrepreneur, Masoud Gerami. Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv developed the vibrant visual identity for the brand, as well as the design of the bottles, labels, advertising, and website. A year after its launch, the tea brand has already become a fixture in major retail venues across the Northeast.

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National Design Award

Cooper-Hewitt and the Smithsonian Institution have announced that 2014's Lifetime Achievement National Design Award will go to Tom Geismar and Ivan Chermayeff. 

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Optimism Brewing

Optimism Brewing was founded by husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Troy Hakala and Gay Gilmore to be a more welcoming and approachable kind of craft beer. Most beer branding tends to be macho, stodgy, or snobbish—attributes that Troy and Gay wanted to avoid entirely. Their main location, a former auto dealership in Capitol Hill, Seattle to be redesigned by renowned architect Thomas Kundig, will feature all of their regular and seasonal beers on tap, while they also look to expand the brand’s footprint in retail sales.
In response to Gay and Troy’s vision, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv designed a bold visual identity that suggests lightness and positive feeling. The Optimism bubbles look unlike any other beer visual identity and will work in the many different applications that Troy and Gay will need in the years to come.

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