Typographic installation is used in an exhibition design that presents and reveals so far unknown archaeological findings in the western Dubrovnik area.
The exhibition “Hillforts, Stone Mounds and Caves” is the results of archaeological explorations of exactly 769 hillforts, stone mounds, and caves that were all located, mapped and explored. Design task was to present the 35 most important ones in a very old and demanding exhibition space.
We used gigantic letters and simple geometrical elements to create a visual contrast between the old stone walls in the background and the exhibition displays. So letters Hillforts (GRADINE) and Stone Mounds (GOMILE) became typographic installations that are also exhibition displays.
The theme „Caves“ is presented by a spatial installation that gives visitors an experience like they are really passing through a Cave. This is achieved by narrowing installation towards the exit so the visitor can barely get through. Photos and texts about caves are printed on a specially illuminated material inside the installation.
Visual identity of the exhibition emphasizes the multiplicity of located sites and it was also consistently used in the exhibition design. Geometric elements from visual identity were used in exhibition space as spatial installations.
Exhibition design and visual identity: Vedrana Vrabec + Marko Rašić // Client: Dubrovnik Museums / Exhibition author: Domagoj Perkić / Production: Dubrovnik Museums, Fotostar / Location: Ethnographic Museum, granary Rupe / Full exhibition name: Hillforts, Stone Mounds and Caves, the western Dubrovnik region / 3.12.2018 – 15.3.2019