Client: Museum of Jewish Heritage
This project was designed for the MJH, as a temporary travelling exhibit depicting the life and times of poet Emma Lazarus. Printed white curtains display her poetry, while also letting the visitor circulate through the space so that they can read Emma's words and see through them.
The design engages late 19th century typography and graphic arts, such as William Morris' motifs, who Emma knew personally. With an eye toward modern representation and themes, we used these historical styles with the goal of showing their enduring aesthetic value. The typographic treatment sought to be a continuum of the mostly paper artifacts displayed in the show.
In Charge of: Concept and Graphic Design | Designed to completion at C&G Partners LLC with Mariano Desmaras, under direction of partner Jonathan Alger | © 2011 Museum of Jewish Heritage | Photos: Chuck Choi