Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine January 2009


Pirate’s Booty

An imposing new logo and a range of odd curatives help revitalize a shop with a good cause—and a most unusual clientele.

Rubber Soul

A manufacturer of floor tiles hopes to rack up good karma by switching from synthetic to natural rubber.

Behind the Scenery

It took a staggering number of animators, puppet makers, set builders, and art directors to bring the feature film Coraline to life in stop-motion. Along the way, they proved that this lo-fi approach to animation is a sophisticated feat of design.

The Improbable Act

Working with a diverse cast of engineers, acousticians, and technical consultants, Grimshaw Architects transformed an inhospitable hillside into a state-of-the-art performance center.