Exhibition Feature Articles

Museum Objects, Health and Healing
Museum Objects, Health and Healing

Read Time: 13 minutes

Published in 2019 by Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, "Museum Objects, Health and Healing: The Relationship between Exhibitions and Wellness, 1st Edition" by authors Brenda Cowan, Ross Laird and Jason McKeown examines intersections of museum object and psychological studies and presents a new theory called Psychotherapeutic Object Dynamics.

Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness, Part 2
Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness—Part 2

Read Time: 14 minutes

Associate Professor Brenda Cowan of the department of Exhibition and Experience Design at SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) shares her theory and framework for the connection among people, objects and mental health called “Psychotherapeutic Object Dynamics,” in part two of a three-part series for SEGD.org.

Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness—Part 1
Exhibitions and Objects of Wellness—Part 1

Read Time: 11.5 minutes

Youthful Curiosity Becomes Art at de Youngsters Studio
Youthful Curiosity Becomes Art at de Youngsters Studio

Read Time: 5 minutes

2019 SEGD Global Design Awards Merit Award-winning project de Youngsters Studio came about through a collaboration between the de Young Museum and award-winning firms Fuseproject (San Francisco) and Tellart (Berkeley, Calif.).

Lighting the Way—The Statue of Liberty Museum
Lighting the Way—the Statue of Liberty Museum

Read Time: 7 minutes

Part of a $100 million renewal effort by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, the new museum and exhibits were brought to life by a team led by FXCollaborative, ESI Design (New York) and Float4 (Montreal).

Penguin Chill at the ABQ BioPark
Something Cool in the ABQ

Read Time: 8 minutes

Penguin Chill at the ABQ BioPark is a new, groundbreaking, immersive exhibit designed by Ideum (Corrales, N.M.), that whisks visitors onto a sub-Antarctic research expedition.

Lorem Ipsum Corp. at Platov International Airport
Lorem Ipsum Corp. Revives the Past at Platov International Airport

Read Time: 7.5 minutes

From the archives, circa 2018—a 2019 Merit Award winning project: Through the creative use of technology, multidisciplinary agency Lorem Ipsum Corp. (New York) captured the spirit of the Don Cossacks and Count Matvei Ivanovich Platov in a host of interactive and experiential installations at the new airport in Rostov-On-Don, Russia.

Bluecadet River Alive
Learning Through Making—Bluecadet and River Alive!

Read Time: 7 minutes

Bluecadet (Philadelphia) used the power of prototyping to lead the creation of a suite of digital experiences that support educational goals established by partners Habithèque and the Independence Seaport Museum for “River Alive!”

Design Semester—FIT Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at AMNH
Design Semester—FIT Graduate Exhibition & Experience Design at AMNH

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Exhibition Espionage—G&A at the All New International Spy Museum (image: visitors interact with game experience)
Exhibition Espionage—G&A at the All New International Spy Museum

Read Time: 6 minutes

The original International Spy Museum opened in 2002, with the help of exhibition design firm Gallagher & Associates (Silver Spring, Md.) who, once again, were brought on to shed light on the shadowy world of spycraft—this time in a new location.

All Paws on Deck for Dogs! at LA's California Science Center (image: girl uses interactive exhibit)
All Paws on Deck for Dogs! at LA's California Science Center

Read Time: 5.5 minutes

Unified Field (New York), Evidence Design (Brooklyn) and the California Science Center (Los Angeles) collaborated with a few furry friends to create a new media-rich traveling exhibition called “Dogs! A Science Tail.”

Doggone Good! Gensler Redesigns AKC's MoD
Doggone Good! Gensler Redesigns AKC's MoD

Read Time: 8 minutes

Gensler (New York) was called upon to create a new museum and workspace in Manhattan that captures the essence of the American Kennel Club: recognized and trusted expert in dog breed, health and training.

Global Design Awards' Best in Show winners over the past five years.
Here's Your Design Awards Inspiration — Straight From the Archives

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What does a futurist digital archive, a light frieze on a brick building, an information exhibition, a wayfinding installation with inflatables, and a massive digital display doubling as an airport terminal have in common? All were awe-inspiring, game-changing projects recognized as the best of the best in the SEGD Global Design Awards.

Building Tall—G&A at the Chicago Architecture Center
Building Tall—G&A at the Chicago Architecture Center

Read Time: 5.5 minutes

Gallagher & Associates (Washington) worked closely with the Chicago Architecture Center to develop thought-provoking exhibitions that help the public discover Chicago’s unique cityscape and international architectural legacy.

Positively Presidential—Exhibitions that Honor Our Highest Office
Positively Presidential—Exhibitions that Honor Our Highest Office

Read Time: 4.5 minutes

President's Day is around the corner—what better way to celebrate the United States' highest office than to virtually visit several of the 14 presidential libraries, museums or centers that span from Herbert Hoover to Barack Obama?

Dimensional Innovations Build-in Interaction at Vikings Museum
Dimensional Innovations Build in Interaction at Vikings Museum

Read Time: 6.5 minutes

Thoughtful, Sustainable and Community-focused—Studio Matthews for Design with the 90%
Thoughtful, Sustainable and Community-focused—Studio Matthews for Design with the 90%

Read Time: 7.5 minutes

The third exhibition in the newly launched rotating exhibit space at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center (Seattle), “Design with the 90%,” was a collaboration between the Discovery Center, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York) and award-winning local design firm Studio Matthews.

Building a Blaze—Museum at Prairiefire
Building a Blaze—Museum at Prairiefire

Read Time: 9 minutes

There remains a burning desire to know more about the Verner Johnson-designed Museum at Prairiefire (Overland, Kan.)—an example of how architecture and experiential graphics can be as one—and its permanent exhibits, designed and fabricated by Dimensional Innovations.

Inside Joke—AI at the National Comedy Center
Inside Joke—AI at the National Comedy Center

Read Time: 5 minutes

Interact with Sharks! At the New York Aquarium
Interact with Sharks! At the New York Aquarium

Read Time: 5 minutes

Honoring 50 Years of UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Honoring 50 Years of UW’s Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Read Time: 7 minutes
The exhibition was a joint project between Kristine Matthews’ Exhibition Design class at the University of Washington and her professional design studio, Studio Matthews (Seattle).

Unlimited Possibilities: Innovating with Best Practices for Digital Experiences with Alin Tocmacov
Unlimited Possibilities: Innovating with Best Practices for Digital Experiences with Alin Tocmacov

Read Time: 5 minutes
We spoke with Alin Tocmacov about his work at C&G Partners, how he got started in exhibition and experience design, his anticipations for the 2018 SEGD E&E event and his take on the future of technology in exhibits.

Your 2018 Guide to Exhibition & Experience Design Tours
Your Guide to 2018 Exhibition & Experience Design Tours

Read up on the exclusive tours offered at the 2018 Exhibition & Experience Design event in D.C. August 23-24!

New Methodologies in Exhibition Design: Startup Practice Perspectives with Emily Conrad
Startup Practice Perspectives with Emily Conrad

This week we chatted with Emily Conrad of Tessellate Studio about her work at Tessellate, her inspirations, her all-time favorite projects and her 2018 SEGD E&E session.

10 Reasons to Experience D.C. with SEGD at E&E
10 Reasons to Experience D.C. with SEGD at E&E

Here are 10 good reasons to join your design community August 23-24 in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 SEGD Exhibition & Experience Design event.

The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
The Senses—Design Beyond Vision Both a Feat and a Feast

Curators Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (New York) enlisted the help of Studio Joseph to create an exhibition that goes beyond the visual to deliver a uniquely accessible sensorial feast.

DeafSpace Exhibit Design at Gallaudet University’s Maguire Center
DeafSpace Exhibit Design at Gallaudet University’s Maguire Center

C&G Partners (New York) designed the Maguire Welcome Center visitor experience at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. for “deaf eyes” using DeafSpace Guidelines in partnership with the university and Dangermond Keane Architecture.

Understory at Amazon Spheres
Sprouting Subtext—Understory at Amazon Spheres

Seattle has gained a dramatic new example of iconic architecture in Amazon’s “Spheres.” The new cluster of buildings houses a remarkable and biodiverse collection of plants—expressly to inspire Amazon employees. The public excitement around the Spheres, however, spurred the creation of an exhibit-rich visitor center below.

Junípero Serra Museum Welcome Center
The River Runs Through it—Junipero Serra Museum Welcome Center

C&G Partners (New York) recently completed a special project for the San Diego History Center: the Junípero Serra Welcome Center. Completed with funding from the San Diego River Conservancy and State Coastal Conservancy, the Junípero Serra Welcome Center features the river as protagonist.

SEGD's Best Content of 2017
SEGD's Best Content of 2017

What a year! It's has been a record-breaking one for SEGD, as the association has grown to over 2,000 members and SEGD.org page views have swelled to over two million.

Bluecadet Helps NASA Visitors Gain a New World View with Data Lens
Bluecadet Helps NASA Visitors Gain a New World View with Data Lens

How does dust from central Africa end up in the Amazon, or in air filters in Maryland? The scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center know. Their Visualization Studio recently worked with Bluecadet on “Data Lens,” an interactive experience that helps visitors understand Earth’s complex and interconnected systems.

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12 Influential Immersive Environments Implemented in the Last 12 Months

We asked a panel of immersive digital design experts within the SEGD community for their choices of the most influential immersive environment design.

Hitting the Road—How “Numbers in Nature” Became a Traveling Exhibit
Hitting the Road—How “Numbers in Nature” Became a Traveling Exhibit

The original “Numbers in Nature” exhibit opened in Autumn 2014 to acclaim for its entertaining, innovative and interactive approach to introducing mathematical concepts. In 2017, the design teams recreated the exhibit for life on the road.

Spagnola & Associates at Stevens Institute of Technology
Go Ducks! Spagnola & Associates at Stevens Institute of Technology

Tony Spagnola of Spagnola & Associates (New York) posits that positive professional relationships enhance good design—and it’s certainly the case with the firm’s work for Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., where one project led to two more, then another five.

Mapping the Stolen Heart of Berlin
Mapping the Stolen Heart of Berlin

In an exhibition for the Leo Baeck Institute in New York, C&G Partners translated and reimagined “Geraubte Mitte,” telling the tragic tale of stolen property under the Nazi regime in the heart of Berlin through the use of projection mapping.

Exhibitionism, The Rolling Stones Exhibit
It's Only Rock 'N Roll—Exhibitionism—the Exhibition

The Rolling Stones, one of the most iconic and influential musical acts of the last five decades, are the subject of the lauded traveling exhibition entitled “Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones,” designed by Pentagram.

9/11 Tribute Museum Exhibition
An Emotional Journey—The New 9/11 Tribute Museum

The new 9/11 Tribute Museum—with exhibits designed by Lee H Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership with Unified Field—invites visitors to gain an understanding of the powerful personal experiences of the 9/11 community, whose resilience, recovery and motivation to give back to society is a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit.

2017 SEGD Fellow Jan Lorenc
2017 SEGD Fellow Jan Lorenc—Joyfully Inconsistent

Lorenc recently took his position in the canon of SEGD Fellows at the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience Miami, beside experiential graphic design trailblazers, including Massimo Vignelli, Lance Wyman, Wayne Hunt, Robert Venturi, Sue Gould, David Gibson, Donald Meeker and Michael Reed, among others.

Bluecadet and Gallagher & Associates Freshen Ford Library
Bluecadet and Gallagher & Associates Freshen Ford Presidential Museum

Sometimes when firms collaborate, exhibition design magic happens. Last year, Gallagher & Associates teamed up with Bluecadet to put a fresh spin on the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum exhibitions in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Nike Test Stride Course by Leviathan
Leviathan Demos High Performance with Nike Test Stride

Nike was seeking a team to design and deliver an event bringing influencers and athletes together to test their latest batch of performance winter gear—and deliver Leviathan did—with an interactive motion-triggered urban test course.

Neurosociety with David Byrne and Unified Field
Experience Interactive Experiments with David Byrne in NEUROSOCIETY

A rockstar and a technologist join forces with 4 cognitive research labs, TODOMUNDO!, Pace Gallery and experiential design firm Unified Field bring experiments to life in a 60-minute interactive performance experience called The Institute Presents: NEUROSOCIETY.

Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche
Form:Media Creates Story on the Landscape in Batoche

A mandate to increase visitation from Parks Canada and a desire to better communicate the history of the land, its people and culture led to a thoughtful graphic and architectural installation at Batoche in Saskatchewan.

Image of the Atlanta Falcons Stadium
A Team Effort—Football Design Stories for Game Day

In honor of the faceoff between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots on Sunday, we've compiled our best football design stories. Are you ready for some football?

The entrance to the Hyundai Card Music Library and Understage, featuring a mural by JR
2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Categories Explained

The SEGD Global Design Awards were launched in 1987 to demonstrate how design improves the quality of life for people everywhere by creating memorable experiences in places where we work, play, sho

Muzeiko Children's Museum
“Little Museum,” Big Collaboration—Muzeiko Children’s Museum

Read Time: 14 minutes
From the archives, circa early 2017: An ambitious client in far-away Bulgaria was seeking a first-of-its-kind children’s museum and in response, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, a movie studio, an indoor rock gym manufacturer and a large group of scientists (among many others) came together to build it.

Best Content of 2016 Graphic
SEGD's Best Content of 2016

2016 was a busy year for our members and followers, so you probably haven’t read or watched each and every one of the over 1,000 pieces of new content posted on segd.org over the last 12 months.

Border City at London Biennale
Pentagram and Border City at London Design Biennale

Border City proposes a truly bi-national and borderless city based on a unique hexagonal grid system. It was the exhibition from Mexico at the London Design Biennale, which opened on September 7, 2016.

U-505 Dive Trainer Interactive at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

A German U-boat on exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago has thrilled generations of visitors with its massive scale and epic story of wartime capture. Now, a new interactive is helping visitors explore part of that story at the U-505 Dive Trainer experience.

Howard Revis' Lincoln's Cottage Exhibition Examines Immigration

American by Belief is Howard Revis Design’s latest special exhibition at President Lincoln's Cottage. Deceptively simple as a design concept, the exhibition reaches the heart and soul of what immigration means to people.

Image of the World of Coca-Cola
Craig Lovin on Corporate Visitor Experiences

Are you ready for a fresh perspective on corporate visitor experiences? Don't miss the session led by Craig Lovin from the World of Coca-Cola and Alexandra Holland from Johnson & Johnson on August 18th at the 2016 SEGD E&E: Exhibition & Experience Design event in Washington, DC!

Photo of the SF 49ers Museum
Breaking the Exhibit/Fan Barrier at the San Francisco 49ers Museum

Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. (C7A) and their media consultant Cortina Productions successfully overcame the challenges of an irregularly shaped space, a fast-track design process, and a forward-thinking directive to break the exhibit/fan barrier. Learn how they turned challenges into benefits.

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibition at the V&A
The 20 Most Influential Exhibit Designs this Century

We wouldn't dare pretend that this is a definitive list, but it is a list of the projects that the top exhibit designers see as influential and important projects that have helped to push the area of exhibition design forward. The breadth of projects that were submitted was amazing.

EmotiCannes—An Evolution of Data Visualization

The zoomorphic sculpture EmotiCannes was alive for five days at the Cannes Festival of Creativity (and will live a long life at MEC) celebrating innovation and demonstrating the groundbreaking data visualization capabilities of the interaction specialists at Jason Bruges Studio.

E&E Event, August 18-19 in Washington DC
E&E, Exhibition & Experience Design Event, August 18 - 19

August 18-19th's Exhibitions & Experience event will feature museum and corporate design experts from the SEGD community—as well as networking, tours and an experiential scavenger hunt! All in the ultimate museum city—Washington, DC. If your practice touches experiential graphic design for exhibitions in any way, you need to be there. Click the image above to find out more.

Congratulations to Design Studio H2E!
Design Studio H2E Wins 2016 Best of Show, Honor Awards

A remarkable exhibition at the Art Academy of Latvia won SEGD's 2016 Global Design Awards Best of Show for its exploration of diverse facets of graphic design. A broad team from the Latvian firm Design Studio H2E, led by Creative Director Holgers Elers and Designer Inguna Elere, created INFORMATION, an exhibition that focused on the products, services and processes of graphic design in Latvia.

Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA at the Exhibition and Experience Event
Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA on Exhibition and Experience Design

Joseph is philosophical about ways to achieve success. "There are straightforward presentations, pragmatic concerns and varied rules about presentation," says Joseph, "but ultimately, it is the unsaid, the unlikely presentation in metaphoric terms that has its way of seeping into our conscious."

Join us for E&E Aug 18!
Clare Brown on the Next Generation of Exhibition & Experience Designers

What are the biggest challenges and changes in exhibition design today? How are exhibitions made into meaningful experiences that stay with visitors after they leave?

Writers Theatre, Glencoe., Ill.
Writers Theatre Rewrites the Theater Experience

Since it started in the back room of a bookstore in 1992, the hallmark of Chicago’s Writers Theatre has always been intimacy. That feeling is retained in WT's new permanent home in Glencoe, Illinois. The 36,000-sq.-ft. facility, designed by Studio Gang Architects, offers an open, welcoming space that galvanizes the potential of theater to unite people through shared experience. Signage and graphics by Thirst support the architecture and celebrate Writers’ unique history and spirit.

Meet Electric Coffin at 2016 SEGD Conference Experience Seattle!
Meet Electric Coffin at the 2016 SEGD Conference: Experience Seattle

Patrick “Duffy” De Armas and his partners at Electric Coffin are in the business of bringing fine-art sensibilities to commercial spaces, and they’re unapologetic about their improvisational process and their point of view. If that display of a 1960s ski chalet turns left and becomes a pink bakery, so be it. We spoke with Duffy about his Seattle studio’s process and purpose, and we got project photos you’ll love. De Armas will be a featured speaker at the 2016 SEGD Conference: Experience Seattle!

AIA New Practices Exhibition by Pentagram (Natasha Jen)
A Black-Tape Affair: Pentagram's Big Idea for AIA Exhibition

Whether the budget is big or small (or practically non-existent), it’s always about the idea. Pentagram Partner Natasha Jen and her team had almost no budget to create a high-impact exhibition for AIA New York’s New Practices competition, but they managed it anyway—with black vinyl tape and IKEA picture frames. They even created a custom tape typeface (yes, really).

Michael Bierut Master Series at SVA New York
Michael Bierut, Master Series Exhibit at SVA Gallery

HOW TO fit 35 years worth of award-winning, laugh-making, product-selling, world-changing graphic design into 4,000 square feet? That was the latest design challenge for Pentagram partner Michael Bierut, whose work is the focus of a retrospective at the School of Visual Arts (New York) through November 7.

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
(Bourbon) Experience Design on Louisville’s Whiskey Row

Bourbon has been a part of Louisville, Kentucky’s, heritage since Evan Williams first marketed his whiskey there in 1780. Today, the Urban Bourbon Trail and the revival of Whiskey Row are pouring new life and many, many tourist dollars into the city. The new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience (designed by Solid Light) is the latest destination on the trail

Light Bearers Exhibit at Montreal Insectarium
Montreal Exhibit Flashes with Immersive Interaction

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Learning to See at Denver Botanic Garden
Denver Learns to See Nature with Digital and Interactive Experiences

If you live in Denver, it’s hard not to feel inspired by the dramatic natural backdrop (Rocky Mountain High, anyone?). But the Denver Botanic Gardens, which opened its new Science Pyramid last fall, wants to make sure visitors not only appreciate the wonders of nature around them, but understand they are an important part of it, interconnected and invested.

Native American Voices at Penn Museum
Interactive Media and Digital Storytelling at the Penn Museum

When the Penn Museum launched its long-term exhibition Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, its goal was to challenge some common misconceptions by showing how today’s Native American leaders are creating political, religious, linguistic, and artistic independence. A suite of interactives by Bluecadet (Philadelphia) helps tell those stories.

MadCampus at University of Washington
Art by the Numbers at the University of Washington

Mad Campus was a unique public art project at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Twelve emerging artists created temporary, site-specific works inspired by outdoor locations across the campus. Studio Matthews devised an identity and wayfinding system to visually connect the diverse installations and create an overall experience.

Numbers in Nature exhibit at MSI Chicago
Mad for Math

The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago uses digital technology and nature’s own graphic language to teach visitors about math.

When the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago conceived its latest permanent exhibit, the design brief was concise and non-negotiable: Create an artful and immersive way for visitors to explore the beauty of mathematical patterns found in nature. And make it cool.

Nature Lab Exhibit
Nature Lab at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Nature Lab, a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, uses media and lively graphics to invite visitors to “put their nature eyes on.” Gallagher & Associates and KBDA collabor

A Beautiful Way to Go exhibit
2015 SEGD Global Design Awards: A Beautiful Way to Go

A Beautiful Way to Go

Sydney Theatre Company Honour Wall
Sydney Theatre Company Honour Wall

Thank You and Enjoy the Show

A novel donor wall does double duty for the Sydney Theatre Company. The project was a 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards winner. Have you entered your work yet? The deadline is January 31st!

Saying a gracious "thank you" to patrons is crucial for arts organizations like the Sydney Theatre Company.

Against the Odds Exhibition
Against the Odds Exhibition

Answering the Call

Parc Blandan wayfinding and placemaking
Parc Blandan Wayfinding and Placemaking

Spot On

On a former military site, a new urban park in Lyon, France, provides access to history via playful sculptural signage.

Lyon, France’s “second city,” has many charms.

Delta Flight Museum
Delta Air Lines Flight Museum Exhibit

Delta’s Dawn

A new museum celebrates Delta’s journey from crop-dusting company to one of the world’s largest commercial air carriers.

Traci Sym & Daniel Meyer, Second Story
Xlab 2014: Traci Sym & Daniel Meyers: The Future of User Experiences is This Way

Daniel Meyers is a creative director and architect. Traci Sym is an experience design director and performer.

Tate Modern Museum Digital Experience
Tate Modern Museum Digital Experience

Modern Connections

Tate Modern teams with Bloomberg on a pioneering digital arts project that creates a new kind of customer experience in the museum. See projects like this at Xlab 2014 November 6 in New York!

Victoria Revealed Exhibition
Victoria Revealed Exhibition

Victoria Revealed

In a new exhibition at Kensington Palace, OPERA Amsterdam paints a compelling picture of Queen Victoria, literally in her own words.

SEGD Exhibition & Experience Design Workshop
Design Disciplines Collide at SEGD's Exhibition & Experience Design Workshop

August 21-22 in Washington, D.C.

Monsanto Research Center Exhibit

Hands-On High Tech

At Monsanto’s biotech research center, Spagnola & Associates marries digital storytelling and farming in a dramatic interactive exhibit.

Boy Scouts Sustainability Treehouse
Boy Scouts Sustainability Treehouse

A Scout’s Treehouse

West Point Foundry Preserve Interpretive Graphics
West Point Foundry Preserve Interpretive Program

Lost and Foundry

C&G Partners’ interpretive EGD program for the West Point Foundry Preserve breathes new life into an historic site by bringing the past to the present.

The 87-acre West Point Foundry Preserve in Cold Spring, New York, might have remained one of the greatest undiscovered industrial archaeological gems in America

Willis Tower Immersive Brand Experience

Out on a Ledge

Millions flock to enjoy the epic views afforded by Chicago’s Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), but the wait to reach the 103rd floor can be long and not-so-epic. So Skydeck Chicago asked Hornall Anderson (Seattle) to elevate the queuing experience to rival the main event.

Coca Cola Museum
Atlanta Converging

From its roots as a railroad terminus to its current status as a poster city for urban redevelopment, Atlanta has always been shaped by social, cultural, and historical convergence.

40 Great Moments in Environmental Graphic Design

40 Great Moments in EGD

From the Paris Metro to wayfinding apps, EGD continues to do what it has always done: connect people to place.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Digital Arts Wall

Artfully Sustainable

California Academy of Sciences Environmental Graphics and Branding

Museum as Metaphor

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding

Above and Beyond

A sleek new San Francisco International Airport terminal exceeds LEED goals and engages passengers in the joys of sustainable travel.   

Natural History Museum of Utah Environmental Graphics and Exhibits

Of the Earth

The new Natural History Museum of Utah uses organic forms, materials, and a sympathetic environmental graphics program to fill its role as “the trailhead to Utah.”

Patrick Gallagher, SEGD Fellow

His Way

Patrick Gallagher has followed his own road to success—and along the way, he’s led the design of some of the world’s most memorable museum experiences.

There’s no formal path to a career in museum planning and exhibition design, so Patrick Gallagher has blazed his own.

Bookshelf Exhibit and Donor Recognition

By the Book

PenguinCube’s donor wall for a non-profit art school shows that big ideas can be better than big budgets.

100 Years Exhibition
Celebrating 100 Years Exhibition

100 Years Young

Pentagram’s exhibition for The New York Public Library celebrates a special birthday for the landmark building it calls home.

Reflex Exhibition and Graphics


P-06 creates a reflective exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Portuguese Constitution of 1911.

Photograph of the exterior of the Eames Words Exhibition
Eames Words Exhibition Graphics

Eames Words

Deborah Sussman and Andrew Byrom celebrate Charles and Ray Eames’ love of the commonplace in an intimate exhibition at the A+D Museum Los Angeles.

Photograph of the Ajax Football Experience Amsterdam
The Ajax Experience Exhibitions

All Hail Ajax

The Ajax Experience museum in Amsterdam scores a giant goal: sculpting architecture, graphics, and experience to tell the story of the legendary soccer club.

White Road: Waiting for the Rain Typographic Installation

Waiting for the Rain

Studio Rašić's land art installation at a Croatian sculpture park waits to receive the gifts of nature.

Urban Tales Typography Installation

From Here to There

Massey University student Katie Bevin creates a typographic installation that combines ancient technology with new-age social networking.

Dream Cube 2010 World Expo Pavilion

Designing the Dream Cube

ESI Design’s digital dreamscape delighted visitors to Shanghai’s World Expo 2010.

Wenger Flagship Store Environmental Graphics

New Territory. Betting on its reputation for quality and its customers’ passion for the outdoors, Swiss brand Wenger launches a new product line and a new U.S. flagship. In the process, it highlights a regional environmental dilemma.

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument Exhibitions and Accessibility

Accessing the National Parks

From geysers to battleships, the National Park Service chronicles the American experience with an emphasis on accessibility.

Old Faithful Visitors Center Exhibitions and Accessibility

Accessing the National Parks

From geysers to battleships, the National Park Service chronicles the American experience with an emphasis on accessibility.

Vancouver International Airport Exhibitions and Environmental Graphics

In Transition

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