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The Four Seasons restaurant identity

Photo(s) by Stephen ColesImported from Flickr on Mar 23, 2020. Artwork published in .
    In February 2016, a few weeks before The Four Seasons closed, I had a power lunch with Nick and Norman.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Stephen Coles and tagged with “chisel”. License: CC BY-NC-SA.

    In February 2016, a few weeks before The Four Seasons closed, I had a power lunch with Nick and Norman.

    Founded in 1959, this landmark mid-century restaurant in midtown New York City was outfitted by an all-star cast of architects and designers, such as Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, Ada Louise Huxtable, Richard Lippold, and Marie Nichols. The logo (four trees with Chisel) was designed by Emil Antonucci — his first major commission. Other branding, such as the matchbooks, paired the logotype with Latin Bold, the typeface from which Chisel was based, and Latin Wide.

    Chisel was a favorite of Antonucci’s. You can see it on another of his designs in this New School profile.

    This bronze sign was installed on the entrance stairs leading to Picasso alley.
    Source: https://www.wright20.com Image: Wright Auctions. License: All Rights Reserved.

    This bronze sign was installed on the entrance stairs leading to Picasso alley.

    The Four Seasons restaurant identity 3
    Source: http://rover.ebay.com Image: jordanb2011. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Four Seasons restaurant identity 4
    Source: http://rover.ebay.com Image: jordanb2011. License: All Rights Reserved.

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