Words and music
Here, a few of the pieces Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar designed for Concert Associates. The exemplify the work of the firm at the time, which was busy exploring the properties of vernacular signage; type became a visual form for them and was utilized like another medium. Robert Brownjohn’s design for pianists Stecher & Horowitz hints at a cleaner version of Tony Palladino’s Psycho book jacket.
The form and scale of the number 5 below reminds me of one of the firm’s most famous works, the three-ton number 9 that sits outside 9 W. 57th Street in Manhattan.