The Art Institute of Chicago’s first exhibition devoted solely
to a single graphic design practice provided a survey of ten years of GTF projects. Presented in a corridor-like gallery, the bespoke display cases adopted the language of institutional notice-boards.
Making use of available resources – specifically, the museum workshop’s expertise in making showcases – the exhibition scheme combined a vivid palette of lacquered finishes with felt linings and anodised cabinet fittings to create a rhythm of shape and colour throughout the space.
Following the exhibition many of the exhibits were acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.
Curator: Zoë Ryan, Neville Bryan Curator of Design