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