On the occasion of our 40th anniversary, the New York Council for the Humanities is updating our brand, look, and name: we are now “Humanities New York.” A new website contains links to our programs, grants, and events–which have been changing all along to keep up with our changing communities. Now these resources are even more user-friendly. The site also features some of the luminaries whose work we have supported through 40 years of leadership in the public humanities.
Creating a graphic identity for the organization presented a challenge, as the humanities are not easily boiled down to a recognizable mark. Increasingly among our peer institutions, it’s the vital role of the humanities in our culture that gets expressed. Chat bubbles, exclamation points, and quotation marks help stake the claim that the humanities are, at their core, about conversation, connection, and dialogue.
The amazing team at Design Agency came up with a new logo that references both a speech bubble and the place where conversation is being sparked–New York State. Its clean modern design refers to the accessible, open, and participatory values of Humanities New York.
We invite you to explore the new website and take a look at our discussion programs, grant categories, and special initiatives such as the Centennials of Women’s Suffrage (2017-2020), our partnership with Pulitzer, and Democracy in Dialogue events. And finally, be sure to check out the interactive events calendar featuring grantee and partner organizations’ events.