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American by Belief

 

 CLIENT President Lincoln's Cottage

LOCATION Washington, DC

 

 

This special exhibit, H+R's second of three for President Lincoln’s Cottage, explores the surprising relationship between Abraham Lincoln, immigration and his times. By looking at the challenges, principles and even biases of one of America’s most revered presidents, the exhibit not only seeks to deepen our understanding of Lincoln, but to help today’s audiences navigate the issue of immigration in our time. Though modest in size and budget, the exhibit asks visitors to question “who is American?” and encourages visitor participation in an ongoing, national issue. The exhibit features a custom logotype, data-driven graphics and a tactile interactive map that encourages visitor feedback, content from which is used on the Cottage's Tumblr site. 

To learn more, please visit: http://lincolnscottage.tumblr.com/

OBJECTIVE To use interactives, artifacts and large-scale immersive graphics to evoke the 1940s heyday of the Luray Depot as a bustling center of trade and transport, when steam locomotion was king. A key goal was to use period-evocative graphic motifs and finishes that complemented the historic depot, while achieving a timeless and polished exhibit. Interpretation brings together a floor railroad map with custom art based on Depression-era travel posters, a centerpiece model railroad, digital interactives and historic photos to re-imagine a time when the Depot represented the very heart of this rural Virginia town.OBJECTIVE To use interactives, artifacts and large-scale immersive graphics to evoke the 1940s heyday of the Luray Depot as a bustling center of trade and transport, when steam locomotion was king. A key goal was to use period-evocative graphic motifs and finishes that complemented the historic depot, while achieving a timeless and polished exhibit. Interpretation brings together a floor railroad map with custom art based on Depression-era travel posters, a centerpiece model railroad, digital interactives and historic photos to re-imagine a time when the Depot represented the very heart of this rural Virginia town.

American by Belief

is the proud winner of:

Communication Arts Design Annual Award, 2016

 

AIGA 50 Design Competition, Judge's Choice Award