“Estrada: Sailing Through Design”

An influential Spanish designer brings finished projects and the sketches that started them to NYC

The AIGA National Design Center welcomes its newest exhibit Estrada: Sailing Through Design, by celebrated Spanish graphic designer Manuel Estrada, with a gigantic clock-like image on its glass windows. The spinning dial is not a typical clock hand though, but rather a rust-colored European ship that rotates constantly to match the exhibit’s title. Immediately, visitors can sense this isn’t a typical design exhibition. Finished books …

The Guggenheim App

The iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum launches a mobile app to coincide with the opening of artist James Turrell's solo exhibition

Replacing the embarrassingly bulky recorder and headset once required for an audio tour, the Guggenheim’s new mobile app comes flush with insightful information, images and video to enhance past and present art exhibitions held in the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum. While the Guggenheim isn’t the first to use the mobile platform—the MoMA introduced their own app in May of 2012, for example—the launch comes …