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 Taking a cultural-ecological approach, the travelling exhibition ‘Maya — The Great Jaguar Rises’, shows how Maya culture has developed over time in relation to its environment. Presenting the latest archaeological research, the exhibition reveals spectacular treasures of Maya artistry made by masters of their craft, whose influence has stretched far beyond their own time and place. Their meaningful images and inscriptions tell the stories of everyday life, their beliefs, their king-like rulers and their fights. Visitors can explore the awe-inspiring Maya 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 vinyl 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, colours (lemon yellow, lime green, dark crimson and vermilion) and fonts 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