Our display for the Barbican traced the design and construction of the estate and arts centre over a nearly three decade span. The display presents the history of the Barbican from the post-war reconstruction plans for London to the official inauguration of the arts centre in 1982. Our design incorporated display cases, along with vertical hanging graphic banners that the audience can leaf through.
For the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French fashion designer and ‘enfant terrible’ of couture, Grade created the typographic design for
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the Barbican.
On show were his avant-garde fashion creations and cutting-edge designs from the last
40 years. We produced over
400 separate elements to describe the exhibits employing a classical styling and authoritative presentation for the exhibition graphics.
In order to brand and direct visitors towards and through the Barbican art installation Dalston House, by the artist Leandro Erlich, Grade devised temporary gateway and display wall graphics that harnessed the
raw aesthetics of the low-cost materials that they were applied to, ‘mirroring’ the urban feel of the surrounding environment where the popular visitor attraction
For the Barbican Art Gallery’s lead exhibition, The Bride and the Bachelors, celebrating the artist Marcel Duchamp’s influence and legacy, Grade were appointed to handle all exhibition typography from the entrance and credit walls to the gallery introductions and individual artwork captions.