Exhibit Design | In Remembrance of Me
This special exhibition is centered around the discovery of a funerary stele dating to about 735 BC. The inscription on the stone gave archaeologists “a new understanding of ancient belief systems in eastern Turkey and northern Syria.” - Dr. Virginia Herrmann, exhibit co-curator
For the catalog cover I selected a three-quarter turned rendering of the stele to indicate its three-dimensionality. I chose to place the solitary image of the stele on a black background in reference to the isolation of death and the afterlife. The design also represents the discovery of the artifact and its emergence from the darkness of the earth into the light of day. A beam of light shines atop the upper left-hand side of the stone, illuminating the figure of Katumuwa and drawing visual attention to the person for whom the stele was created.
The title text is designed to mirror the form of Katamuwa seated in his chair: the capitalized main title is stacked to echo his body while the subtitle text is rendered smaller and is layered to support the main title like a chair supports the body.
Branding | Museum Campus South
The Museum Campus South project is a collaboration of seven different museums located on the south side of Chicago. The group was searching for a brand identity that would embody the various museums as a whole. The museums collectively represent the fields of architecture, art, history, and science.
The challenge of this project was to create a logo design that would symbolize a group of museums that had little in common beyond their location in the south side of Chicago. Taking this as my starting point, I elected to use a simplified compass rose as the basis of the design with a small triangle pointing down to refer to the shared southern locale of the group. For the color scheme, I chose to reference the Flag of the City of Chicago as a way to unify the group. I elected for a bold sans serif font, placing additional visual on the word south by intentionally thickening the lines of the text.