The Graphics Office

Sublime

EXHIBITION DESIGN | GRAPHIC DESIGN

The New York Public Library’s Print Collection organizes exhibitions of their distinguished holdings in the Library’s third floor corridors. For Sublime, a selection of 18th and 19th century landscapes, we chose a stark and modern typographic treatment rather than a traditional historical approach, and highlighted the works with a regal unexpected purple. The exhibition, comparing two artists, extended along two corridors. The exhibition’s introduction subtly echoed this division, featuring a J.M.W. Turner landscape mural spanning two bays. (See our other work for the Library, Shelley’s Ghost)

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