Cultivating a space imbued with the spirit of the project through font design, color schemes and images choices.
An overt but rarely considered aspect of museum exhibits is the cohesive design of the exhibit panels and gallery space that highlight the content of the exhibit and imbue the space with a tone consistent with its theme. NC State University College of Design graduate student Parsa Beheshti, an architect in the Middle East before joining the Program at NC State, has been working with the Project for over a year.
When visitors enter an exhibit, they are often struck with a feeling. It’s probably happened to you. Before you begin reading the panels and looking at the displays, you walk into a space and feel transported. Good curation and graphic design choices are usually contribute to those feelings. So, we are thankful to be in collaboration with NC State University College of Design graduate student Parsa Beheshti, an architect in Iran before joining the Program at NC State, who has been working with the Project for over a year (you can read more about Parsa here and learn about his book here). Parsa is leading the efforts of transforming our empty gallery space with a feeling that evokes Lebanon and North Carolina. He is achieving this goal by focusing on a cohesive design of the exhibit panels that highlight the content of the exhibit and bring forth a tone consistent with the theme. He works with fonts, color schemes, lay-out and sizing. We are excited that Parsa is devoting his expert eye to the exhibit. The next post will focus on the content of the museum exhibit.