Discover Library Collections Through Exhibitions
From cinema to dramatic theater, over the last century, posters have been used to communicate spectacles and productions, by making use of design and typography to set the tone for a curated story line. Similarly, museums and galleries have also learned to benefit from the use of exhibition posters to accentuate the visual language of an exhibit theme. As Library exhibits become more advanced and stylized, subject matter specialist as curators, have uncovered a hidden gem in exhibition posters. A versatile medium that draws attention to a topical subject matter, by design these posters allow audiences to unfold complex curatorial research, as they explore the gallery exhibit content. When considering the lifespan of an exhibition and its long-term effectiveness, the exhibition poster and banner graphics, play an influential part in communication for Library exhibitions—guiding the branding for print collateral, web design, and social media.
Above image: Cinema poster for Deewaar. Photo by J. Pierre Carrillo for the UC Berkeley Library.