Exhibition Feature Articles

Monsanto Research Center Exhibit
06/18/2014

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
05/28/2014

A Scout’s Treehouse

West Point Foundry Preserve Interpretive Graphics
West Point Foundry Preserve Interpretive Program
05/20/2014

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
04/29/2014

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
03/05/2014

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
01/11/2014

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
01/10/2014

Artfully Sustainable

California Academy of Sciences Environmental Graphics and Branding
01/10/2014

Museum as Metaphor

San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, Environmental Graphics and Wayfinding
01/10/2014

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
01/08/2014

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
01/06/2014

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
01/06/2014

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
01/06/2014

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
01/06/2014

Reflex

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
01/05/2014

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
01/05/2014

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
01/03/2014

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
01/03/2014

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
01/03/2014

Designing the Dream Cube

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

Wenger Flagship Store Environmental Graphics
01/02/2014

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
01/02/2014

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
01/02/2014

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
01/02/2014

In Transition

San Jose International Airport Art +Technology Program
01/02/2014

In Transition

Breaking out of their role as generic waystations, airports are creating compelling experiences with public art, interpretive storytelling, and environmental graphics.

Many of us are filled with dread at the thought of having to spend an inordinate amount of time at an airport.

Remembering Expo 67
01/02/2014

Remembering Expo 67

Aileron Environmental Graphics, Signage, and Interpretive Design
12/31/2013

Flying High

An executive retreat center near Dayton, Ohio, nods to the region’s aviation heritage and uses architecture, graphics, and interpretive design to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit.

Hard Rock Cafe Interactive Exhibits
12/30/2013

A Piece of the Rock

Hard Rock’s interactive displays put guests in touch with the magic of rock ’n’ roll.

National Building Museum Green Design Exhibition
Green Community Exhibit
12/26/2013

Green Community

Architectural vision, engaging graphics, and the elegant use of green materials tell the stories behind sustainable cities.  

Los Angeles Police Department Memorial to Fallen Officers
Pro Bono Design
12/24/2013

Design for Good

Pro bono work not only helps worthy clients communicate their message through design, but provides unexpected benefits for the designers as well.

Photograph of the interior Chinese calligraphy exhibition of The Huntington Library by Tim McNeil
Sustainable Exhibition Design
12/24/2013

Due Diligence

A temporary art exhibition helps preserve rare Chinese calligraphy and serves as a model for sustainable exhibition design and construction.  

Ellwood Thompson signage, by Acorn Sign Graphics
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle for EGD
12/24/2013

Green All Over Again

EGD firms are finding new and innovative ways to reduce, re-use, and recycle.

Design for a living world - Cooper Hewitt Museum
Design for a Living World Exhibit
12/23/2013

Design for a Living World

A landmark exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt casts designers as champions of conservation.

Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Arts and Design Digital Wayfinding and Interactives
12/23/2013

MAD World

With a newly renovated building, dynamic wayfinding, and engaging interactives, the Museum of Arts and Design enters a new era.

Washington, D.C., Environmental Graphics
12/18/2013

A Capitol Idea

Washington, D.C., is a content-rich venue for the 2010 SEGD Conference + Expo.

Official NYC Information Center
12/17/2013

Virtually There

The Official NYC Visitors Center is a digital-era launching pad for New York tourists.

Sony Wonder Technology Lab
12/17/2013

World of Wonder

The second-generation Sony Wonder Technology Lab negotiates a new deal between technology, architecture, and experience.  

Museum of Science and Industry Wayfinding
12/17/2013

This Way to Science

Timeline Design
12/16/2013

Marking Time

More than just a line on a wall, effective timelines pull visitors into the story and keep them there.

California Academy of Sciences Natural History Exhibits
12/16/2013

The Green Cabinet of Curiosities

Exhibits at the new California Academy of Sciences give the time-honored specimen box a contemporary—and sustainable—spin.

Afsluitdijk (Closure Dike) Interpretives
12/13/2013

Finding Closure

Monumental interpretives help mark the 75th anniversary of one of the Netherlands’ engineering wonders.

Yosemite National Park Interpretive Waysides
12/13/2013

First, Do No Harm

Terror Háza Museum
12/11/2013

House of Terror

A Budapest museum remembers the tyrannies of the Nazi party and the Soviet-backed secret police.

The Newseum
12/10/2013

Window on the World

The Newseum’s second act brings the story of media to the news capital, with an EGD program that’s designed to keep pace 24/7/365.

Photo of the interior of the Museum at Bethel Woods
The Museum at Bethel Woods
12/10/2013

Down to Yasgur’s Farm

The Museum at Bethel Woods takes a look back at Woodstock and the peace, love, and rock n’ roll era that made it possible.

Liberty Science Center
12/10/2013

Walking the [Technology] Talk

At Liberty Science Center, visitors use technology and new media to interact with—and even change—museum content.

Beijing Aquatic Center
Interactive Architecture
12/09/2013

Interactive Architecture

In the age of knowledge, architecture is the storyteller.

Eli Lilly Corporate Headquarters
12/08/2013

Lilly’s Front Door

New World of Coca-Cola
12/08/2013

A Coke and a Smile

Desert Living Center Inside Out Exhibit
12/08/2013

Pointing the Way

At Las Vegas’ Desert Living Center, interpretive sculptures reveal the keys to sustainable living.

Teknion 2007 IIDEX Exhibit
12/05/2013

Typecast

Teknion’s tradeshow exhibit sends a compelling message about its sustainability commitment and its new products—in that order.

NeoCon East Sustainability Exhibit
12/05/2013

Beauty of the Waste

Gensler’s Baltimore team reveals the ironic beauty of a resource we routinely squander.

Fabric Structures
11/26/2013

No Boundaries

Fabric structures, the once and always lightweight workhorse, create a limitless design dimension.

Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion
01/26/2013

From the SEGD Archives, circa 2012: San Francisco’s most famous landmark turned 75 in 2011 and in honor of the occasion, as well as anticipation of the rush of visitors it would inspire, the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District (the bridge operator) partnered with the Golden Gate Bridge National Parks Conservancy to rethink the entire visitor experience.

3 images of National Parks Service Graphics elements
National Park Service Identity and Signage
09/14/2009

From the SEGD archives, circa 2009: this project was a very important contribution to the National Park Service, which celebrated its centennial less than a month ago on August 25, 2016. With the help of a graphic identity that reflects the National Park Service mission, “America’s best idea” keeps getting better.

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