This permanent exhibition was housed in a dark space, so the graphic texts needed to provide their own illumination.
Oversized electro-luminescent lamps, a technology commonly used to illuminate screens in electronic products, were used for the graphics at the gallery entrance. The thin, low-energy lamps adhered to the inside face of a slender glass cabinet.
Adapting this technology to produce signage for the main gallery title, a single modular circuit was devised that allowed all eight characters – D, I, G, T, O, P, L and S – to be made by breaking circuits with a hole punch, allowing selective illumination.
Exhibition design: Casson Mann