Duggal Visual Solutions is proud to serve as a printing and graphics partner to colleges, universities and athletic programs across the U.S. With roots in New York City and facilities throughout the metropolitan area from Manhattan to Brooklyn and Long Island, we are especially pleased to support the world-class institutions in our backyard. Take, for example, Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island—home to many of our graphics and displays in action.
Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
The story of Pantone® comes to life—not just audibly, but visually—at the alma mater of the man who invented the global language of color. After graduating from Hofstra and serving in the Korean War, Lawrence Herbert joined Pantone Press, then a division of an advertising company. He went on to buy the business, rename it Pantone Inc., and develop the Pantone Matching System for colors. The university renamed its communications school in 2013 to honor Herbert’s accomplishments.
Duggal worked directly with the school’s dean, Mark Lukasiewicz, and his team to create a series of murals, photographic prints, dimensional panels, and lettering. Students returned from intersession to an enlivening and inspiring experience capturing the Herbert School’s past, present, and future—produced in perfectly matched Pantone® colors, of course.
Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Pt. 2
The School of Communication again tapped Duggal to help create an engaging wall mural highlighting the endless possibilities of creating video content shareable via social media. Their goal was to create an inspirational display that could be easily updated to stay current with the student body, despite emerging technologies and changes in social media. We were tasked with incorporating pertinent imagery in a vibrant, modern format to center around an existing TV screen, and designing a colorful mural that celebrates the vertical video format featuring a wall mural and custom plexi overlays to house images of current students.
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
Students and guests at Hofstra have an easy way to see what’s going on around campus, thanks to a wayfinding hub designed, built and installed by Duggal. The 7-foot-tall standalone station in the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center combines digital and print elements to provide instant directions, information and event updates. A Vibrachrome sublimated, powder coated map shows a floor plan of the Center, while an LED screen displays multimedia. An acrylic logo brands the unit to the university.
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center Pt. 2
Hofstra’s student center also features four six-foot murals tall murals, some spanning as long as 23 three feet. Each required intricate die-cutting by Duggal craftspeople in coordination with print production and highly experienced installation experts.
Personal Connection, Professional Commitment
Rob Krolick, Duggal’s VP of Client Services, is a proud alumnus of Hofstra and knows the energy of campus life there. With 18 years of experience as a visual consultant in environmental design and graphics, he regularly works with facilities management at Hofstra to update the on-campus experience with visuals that reflect “The Pride” story. We look forward to our next project at Hofstra and invite other universities to take inspiration from this school’s visual storytelling and branding.