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2021 World Happiness Report


2021 edition of the World Happiness Report, and fourth in line of the new branding and colorful template system. COVID did not stop this report and event from taking place on the UN International Day of Happiness. Thank you to the extraordinary SDSN creative and editorial team for another great year!

2019 COTW Report


Stislow Design helps TReNDS launch the 2019 Counting on the World to Act Report.

The importance of their research and data

Eradicating poverty and hunger, ensuring quality education, instituting affordable and clean energy, and more — the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lay out a broad, ambitious vision for our world. But there is one common denominator that cuts across this agenda: data. Without timely, relevant, and disaggregated data, policymakers and their development partners will be unprepared to turn their promises into reality for communities worldwide. With only eleven years left to meet the goals, it is imperative that we focus on building robust, inclusive, and relevant national data systems to support the curation and promotion of better data for sustainable development. In Counting on the World to Act, TReNDS details an action plan for governments and their development partners that will enable them to help deliver the SDGs globally by 2030. Our recommendations specifically aim to empower government actors — whether they be national statisticians, chief data scientists, chief data officers, ministers of planning, or others concerned with evidence in support of sustainable development — to advocate for, build, and lead a new data ecosystem.

GSAS Branding

Columbia GSAS

Stislow Design designed the Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) identity system to create a modern, strong, and elegant program that honors the deep history and significance of GSAS underscoring its vision for future. The resulting GSAS logos — formal and informal —  were refined with a modern, harmonious and balanced logo form set with elegant and cohesive typography.


OHMA Branding

Columbia GSAS

Columbia University’s Oral History Master of Arts Program, the first program of its kind in the United States, trains students in oral history method and theory. Through the creation, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, they amplify the critical first-person narratives that constitute memory for generations to come.

Stislow Design created this colorful and textured program for the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA) to reflect the rich mélange that results from their work. The identity includes a patchwork of dialogue and visual artifacts from students’ work.