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WORN TO BE WILD: THE BLACK LEATHER JACKET

 

For the design of this exhibit about the history of the biker jacket, hand-made materials

are paired with blood red graphics to create a visceral sense of danger. Contrasting

handsomely with displays of leather artifacts, the textural details of casework are

evocative of weathered bone.  Used as a backdrop for key iconic artifacts, Whiskoline,

a translucent laminated sheet material with liquid qualities, recalls a volatile mix of

whiskey and gasoline.

 

C L I E N T   :   Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI

T Y P E   :   6,000 sq. ft. interpretive touring exhibit

R O L E S   :   Exhibition design, including concepts and  designs for implementation,

thematic design and organization of space and flow, design direction for built and graphic

environment, custom casework and material and paint treatments, and naming of exhibit

 

Partners in development of the work included Harley-Davidson Museum,

Unflown (graphic design), and Turner Exhibits (fabrication).

Photography courtesy of the Harley-Davidson Museum