Authentic materials include  iron ore, leather and concrete

Authentic materials include  iron ore, leather and concrete

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In this exhibit about the early years of Dylan's career, an outsized photomural draws visitors to a

glazed exterior offering Dylan lyrics and previews into the space. Inside, striking visual prospects

draw visitors  from one section to the next . Multi-media experiences form the center of the gallery.

Context is found in backdrops of surprising materials. Iron ore frames the story of Dylan's

origins in a mining town. Suede and concrete recall aspects of the Folk Revival movement,

and black leather marks the point in the story where Dylan "plugs in". Graphics are printed

directly onto these authentic materials.


C L I E N T   :   Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)

T Y P E   :   4,000 sq. ft. interpretive touring exhibition

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

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

environment, spacial designs for shared multi-media experiences, and  designs for

casework and printing onto leather.


Partners in development of the work included the Exhibits group at MoPOP,

and Turner Exhibits (fabrication). Photography by Lara Swimmer.