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Art Institute of Chicago – Graphic Thought Facility: Resourceful Design, 2008 (Exhibition), image 1
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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

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