CLIENT: Smithsonian National Museum of American History
This exhibit celebrates the ways that girls and young women have shaped the political, economic, and cultural life of our nation. This project was nearing production phase when I joined the team, so much of my work on it involved taking graphics from scale elevations to full-size production ready graphics. I also helped expand upon and implement the design system set up by our creative director. H+R was honored to attend the Smithsonian Award for Excellence in Exhibitions award ceremony this morning.
Girlhood (It's Complicated) was selected as the shared winner of the 2020/2021 Smithsonian Excellence in Exhibitions Award. Some of the judges' comments:
"This is a rare instance where the final design and content deliver on the concept and intent for the exhibit to have a visual and voice for girls that carries through in various forms."
"Exhibit graphics and the exhibit voice, based on how girls talk and are talked to, is playful and engaging and the labels are written in such a way that they come from a girl's voice."
Photo credit: Judy Davis