“How do you design a modern exhibit in a midcentury-style lobby?”
Museums and gallery spaces are the intersection of my loves for design, history and old buildings. My senior capstone combined all three as I collaborated with the graduating class of photography and graphic design students in the VIS department to brand and design their senior exhibit.
Getting to know the space
Without being able to manipulate the space the gallery was being hung in besides moving some easels around, I spent several hours diagramming the space in my notebook over the course of a couple of weeks. I made note of where people naturally congregated, both during normal school hours and during other people’s exhibit showings, to plan where it would be most beneficial to place signage and hang work. This part of the process also involved measuring all of the available space to calculate how many pieces all 24 seniors would be able to exhibit, and at what size.
Ideation and Concepting
I sought inspiration for the visuals of this project from vintage and mid-century modern textiles, wallpapers and color palettes. I started compiling a mood board before moving on to picking a final style.