News

2016

festschrift for fritz

Congratulations to our founder Fritz Klaetke for being recognized as AIGA Boston’s 2016 Fellow for his significant contributions to excellence within the design community.

boston campaign hq at “the cradle of liberty”

As we celebrate our nation’s 240th Independence Day, we invite you to visit historic Faneuil Hall and “Boston Campaign Headquarters.”

1630 pops up through the summer in faneuil hall

After a successful six weeks on Newbury Street, we’ve moved our pop-up shoppe across town for the holidays. Located at the corner of the South Marketplace...

2015

1630 pops out soon

Visual Dialogue’s Boston-themed pop-up shoppe 1630 has been extended two more weeks—our last day is now November 15th.

ye olde boston in a brand new way

While Boston is a great city, it’s never had a great gift shop that celebrates the rich history here in a way that appeals to visitors and locals alike…until now.

bringing east l.a. to the east coast

What’s been missing from the Boston restaurant scene? How about a Mexican restaurant and bar inspired by the flavors, sounds, and culture of East L.A....

a taste for design

How does design shape the overall dining experience? As part of Design Museum Boston’s Design for Dining exhibition...

a new design for bostondesign.com

As the Boston Design Center sheds its dated image, our new site reflects its transformation into a mecca for all things related to interior design. A full-screen, self-playing video announces the fresher, more contemporary approach...

the man, the myth, the legend

When artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain to Jack White cover your songs, it’s clear that your influence spans music genres and generations.

2014

what’s red & round & full of good cheer?

Watch while the Visual Dialogue team creates our Christmas tree in a “new, old fashioned way.”

our guide to good gifts

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, it’s time to spread some Good news. Boston’s go-to gift destination has just launched their first e-commerce site...

hunger games

Working with restaurants we’ve learned that in order to survive you need to engage all the senses, not just taste. Today we introduce “Hungry for Design,” a review of the total restaurant experience.

power to the people

When informed and energized citizens come together to make a difference, real change can be made. Visual Dialogue has partnered with Climate XChange, a group working to help solve the climate crisis by ...

1.4 million sq. ft. reinvented

Boston’s longest building is being reimagined by NYC-based Jamestown Properties and Visual Dialogue is helping tell the story...

it’s rare

It’s rare for a restaurant to celebrate 30 years in business but that’s what Boston’s classic steakhouse, Grill 23, did last night...

2013

12 months of ’13

Time flies—here’s a recap of Visual Dialogue’s year in 30 seconds. Thanks to all our clients, friends, and collaborators for a great 2013. Happy holidays and here’s to 2014!

square roots

Fall is back to school and back to Cambridge with the roll-out of our ad campaign for the Cambridge Office for Tourism...

the verdict is in

When you think of a law firm, “personal” and “collaborative” aren’t the first words that come to mind. But those were the key insights that inspired our website and brand identity redesign for Donoghue Barrett & Singal...

straight talk

How do you capture the attention of street-smart teens? MGH and The Charlestown Substance Abuse Coalition wanted to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse...

a silver (& gold) celebration

2013 marks Visual Dialogue’s 25th year in business—punctuated by a Grammy award exclamation point. Thanks to our clients, colleagues, and friends who helped make it happen. Here’s to the next 25...

see us in ca

It’s always an honor when your industry acknowledges your work. As a creative agency, a 10-page spread in Communication Arts is hard to beat...

and the grammy goes to...

We’re back from LA and not empty-handed. Yep, as you may have heard, Woody at 100 won the Grammy for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition package...

new year. new partner. new agency

For 25 years, Visual Dialogue has been helping organizations rethink their identities and reimagine their brands. So we decided it was time to reinvent ourselves...

2012

raise a glass

From the folks behind The Blue Room and Central Bottle comes a new wine bar in Kendall Square called Belly. Visual Dialogue created...

face to face with woody

The New York Times says,“The Guthrie boxed set is perhaps the most ambitious indication of the continuing revitalization of Folkways Records...” and we like to think Visual Dialogue’s design had a hand in that...

colloquy: smart read

Ok, so we know that alums of Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are a smart crowd. Shouldn't the design of their alumni magazine be equally smart?

2011

eleven for 2011

Eleven highlights from the past year at Visual Dialogue. Thanks to all our clients and collaborators. Happy holidays--here’s to a creative and successful 2012...

grill 23 & harvest: table for 2

Following the success of Post 390, Visual Dialogue recently launched two new sites for the Himmel Hospitality Group...

landwave: neck tie

If you’ve been wondering about those curvy blue mounds on Washington Street in Boston’s South End, here’s your answer...

jazz appreciation in a box

Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology, “the single best introduction to America’s first great musical form” according to Time magazine (and designed by Visual Dialogue)...

l’arca collaborazione

When Moshe Safdie was asked to be the guest editor of l’Arca, the Italian architecture magazine, he asked Visual Dialogue to guest art direct...

2010

architizer: modern xmas

For all our happy hipster friends out there, Architizer features our “tree”—showing even holiday traditions can use an injection of design problem-solving...

matthew carter: type hype

AIGA Boston honors legendary type designer Matthew Carter, creator of fonts such as Georgia, Verdana, Miller, and Bell Centennial. Fritz Klaetke of Visual Dialogue was one of...

mitx: no small feat

The smallest firm took home two of the biggest honors last night at the MITX Awards—the largest interactive awards competition in the country...

the blue room: the good, the blue, & the friendly

Following on the success of the Central Bottle launch, the owners of The Blue Room asked Visual Dialogue to refresh their logo and create a new website...

world’s greenest homes: green scene

While Boston’s historic district commission didn’t allow solar panels or wind turbines, Visual Dialogue’s...

2009

central bottle: veni vidi vino!

Inspired by Venetian enotecas--Central Bottle opened in Cambridge this weekend...

inside the designers studio

Based on the popular TV show and presented by AIGA Boston, Fritz Klaetke principal & design director of Visual Dialogue interviewed by Clif Stoltze.

moshe safdie: the sequel

Architect Moshe Safdie recently celebrated the launch of his newest monograph...

post 390: site posted

Boston’s first urban tavern, Post 390, opened this past weekend...

boston: covering the best

Boston Magazine asked Visual Dialogue to submit a cover design for the annual “Best of Boston” issue...

aiga boston: b(one) of the best

From more than 500 entries submitted to the 2009 AIGA BoNE (Best of New England) Show, Visual Dialogue received 4 awards...

smithsonian: folks online

The Smithsonian Institution just launched new websites for The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage...

shepard fairey: tag we’re it

Artist Shepard Fairey created his latest installation on the Visual Dialogue building...

chef lynch: tasty design

If you’re hungry for good food with a side of good design check out the latest from Barbara Lynch...

2008

cjp: new year, new brand identity

Just in time for the new year 5769, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) has a new brand identity created by Visual Dialogue...

boston home: movin’ on up

Fall will be here before you know it, so pick up the summer issue of Boston Home...

dwell: on and off the grid

On newsstands now, the latest issue of Dwell features the live/work space of Fritz Klaetke (Visual Dialogue) and Susan Battista (Topic 101)...

from the ground up

Visual Dialogue covered a lot of ground in creating the brand identity and website for a new landscape architecture firm specializing in green roofs...

365/28/aiga/aib/ida

If you missed the show in New York, nows your chance to see the AIGA 365 show in Boston...

2007

steppin’ it up: best of web 2007

Two sites created by Visual Dialogue were just named Best of the Web 2007 by Step magazine...

24 rutland: new ye olde

After almost two years in the making over our new space is ready for it’s close up...

aiga boston: got excited. got a bone.

At last night’s awards ceremony for the Best of New England (BoNE) Show...

2006

smithsonian folkways: listening to friends

Friends of Old Time Music, a series of historic concerts...

aib: top of the class

The catalogue for the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University...

aib: show and tell

With the goal of increasing awareness and admissions...

2005

aiga: bonefide!

At last night’s awards ceremony for the Best of New England (BoNE) Show...

ica: showing emotion

Getting Emotional, the new exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art...

novum: was ist neu?

Doing our part to bring the US and Europe a bit closer...

2004

dnc: to the top

As delegates, dignitaries, and reporters fly into Boston...

annual appearance

Visual Dialogue’s work was selected for Step magazine’s Design Annual 100...

2003

digging up some bones

At the awards ceremony last night for the Best of New England (BoNE) Show...

bringing small pieces together

For the paperback version of David Weinberger's influential book Small Pieces Loosely Joined...

making the case... for good design

Projects by Visual Dialogue have picked up several awards...

2002

aiga: a notable 365

Visual Dialogue has been honored as one of only five New England design firms...

fast company: mark it down in your calendar

The 2001 Fast Company calendar designed and edited by Visual Dialogue is featured in the April issue of HOW...

spd: high marks for ed.

The redesign of Ed.magazine for the Harvard Graduate School of Education...