Museum of Receipts
Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver, BC
April 03 - April 16
Museum of Receipts aims at educating the audience about the importance and relevance of receipt in the modern day. This exhibition showcases the role of receipt as a critical medium of communication between the enterprise and the consumer after the point of transaction. Receipts have been a part of human interaction since early 3200BC. Studies have suggested that writing itself was invented as a way to record transactions. The exhibit investigates into the brief history and timeline of receipts from stone carving to the digital age. It also examines the cultural embodiment in regional receipts and how it has changed over time. The museum attributes a subliminal message of the increasing consumerist nature in today’s culture and the impact resulting in 1.4 billion pounds of waste accumulated in the landfills every year.
The logo is a reflection of the most commonly found form of a receipt. The typography denotes the rise of thermal printed receipts in early 1930s.
The visual identity system of the exhibition is visual a metaphor based on a habitual observation of folding receipts. The haphazard folds acts as a dynamic grid system for the visuals language.
The series of four introductory posters gives an overview about the topics and the theme of the exhibition.
The exhibition is divided into four segments which showcases the evolution of the receipts from early 3200BC to 2019.
1. An Origin Story
2. A Renaissance
3. A Giant Leap
4. A New Day
Twelve spreads on Newspaper print
Areas of research:
History & importance, Purpose & types, Evolution timeline, Medium of communication, Impact on nature, Consumerist reflection,
Design: Typography, Information system, Print techniques, Paper types and Color application
Working from the initial floor plan, I experimented with layouts, dimensions, and display of the exhibition for a final mockup.