ROLE Exhibition identity + [re-]design of the exhibition graphics / text panels for a North American audience [also including Braille text panels, infographics and maps, interactives and games for kids] + interpretative writing + accompanying book / exhibition catalogue design for the North American premier of the travelling exhibition ‘Maya — The Great Jaguar Rises’ at The Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Canada, and the upcoming exhibition tour in the U.S.
ABOUT The travelling exhibition ‘Maya — The Great Jaguar Rises’ tells stories of everyday life, beliefs, king-like rulers and fights. Visitors can explore spectacular Maya treasures, awe-inspiring architecture and astonishing cultural accomplishments in unique immersive exhibition spaces. The exhibition was [originally] designed [for the MARQ Alicante, Spain] by the Spanish architect studio ROCAMORA Diseño & Arquitectura, curated by Nikolai Grube and produced by MuseumsPartner, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala and The Royal BC Museum.
WORK Because of the new exhibition texts, graphics, tactile elements, interactives and games the exhibition is now engaging and accessible for everyone — for kids and adults alike. The new exhibition graphics [on backlit fabric displays, backlit foils, glass foils, Plexi and Forex panels] provide clear visual reference for the visitors throughout the various thematic areas, effectively communicate the key messages and give a holistic image of Maya culture. The new bold geometric logotype, colour system and typography reinforce the straight shapes and energetic spirit of the Maya people.
Accompanying book and catalogue design [including infographic and map design] + editing and copyediting of the catalogue texts