The Wiener Holocaust Library’s summer exhibition in showcased the remarkable work of Stephen Roth, a prolific Czech artist whose cartoons ridiculed fascist dictators and put a wry spin on political events during WWII. We were commissioned to create the brand identity and exhibition graphics for this iconic exhibition.
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The birth of an idea
Stephen Roth’s striking ink style made him a memorable feature of newspapers. His work was comical yet informative, rapidly gaining him a large following. We wanted to create a visual identity that mirrored his approach to art, so we enhanced his messy and expressive style with playful splashes of ink.
Bold and impactful design
Stephen captures a wealth of personality in his work. Recognising this, we developed a minimalistic background and left his illustrations to speak for themselves.
Experience shapes the design
The balance between design and information is a key element to the exhibition's success. Our challenge was to create an experience that would showcase Stephen Roth's work without overwhelming the visitor experience.
"His cartoons are widely admired and enjoyed by connoisseurs, and this exhibition is a great opportunity for the public to rediscover Roth's biting sense of humour."
Dr Toby Simpson
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