We were proud to be involved in a graphic design solution for the Japanese Galleries, which exhibits one of the largest collections outside of Japan. Under the direction of the British Museum, mash-design worked alongside Studio A, to create a visual solution, inspired by the simplistic nature of Japanese culture.
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The idea behind the timeline
For this showcase, we chose to incorporate a sense of Japanese culture across our graphic design. As demonstrated in our illustrative timeline of Japan, which was inspired by the natural beauty of Japanese reeds.
A design language inspired by reeds
Whilst exploring Japanese culture we landed on a design style that we think was in natural balance with the Japanese environment.
Gateway object labels
Our unique labelling strategy provides not only information on the object but historical reference too.
Alignment of typography was essential to this project because both English and Japanese fonts had to be considered. A neutral backdrop allowed effortless reading for all our guests.
At mash-design we focus on finding the perfect design solution. That’s why we created many prototypes before reaching the final label design. We then applied a special paint finish that absorbed showcase lighting and guaranteed legibility.
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