Co-organized by Andrew Blauvelt of the Walker Art Center and Ellen Lupton of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Graphic Design—Now in Production is the largest exhibition of contemporary graphic design to take place in the United States in over 15 years. The show surveys critical highlights from the past decade to signify the expanding role of graphic designers: as editors, authors, curators, publishers, and shapers of content.
Project Projects was commissioned by the Walker to develop the show’s graphic identity, and together with Leong Leong Architects, designed the New York installation presented by the Cooper-Hewitt. The studio also had work featured in the show.
Located on Governors Island in a former Army warehouse far from the Cooper-Hewitt’s primary Manhattan location, the 8,000-square foot exhibition space required an intensive remediation process to accommodate the installation. The resulting exhibition makes creative use of site-specific constraints, engaging audiences in inventive ways, and aligning graphic design as a medium for public consumption.