Concept and realization of the signage system for the diploma exhibition at HGB Leipzig in collaboration with Barbara Galizia, supervision by Maureen Mooren and Malin Gewinner.
We wanted to create a non-hierarchical and simple system to guide the visitors through the building and the exhibition. Everybody relates a certain association to colors, they evoke emotions and it is easy to enter the space of personal perception or start a conversation. By equipping every single visitor with a decoding tool everyone is able to navigate autonomously through the exhibition. The overview plan is a large and experimental image taking over the building’s centre expanding on the floors of the entire institution.
The patio of HGB Leipzig serves not soley as architectural centre of the building but also as the base of the signage system we developed working solely by color codes. Visitors enter the patio right after entering the building and can overview the artists’ names and their assigned colors. The installation of vinyl on the tiles is also visible from the first and second floor.
Right at the entry the visitors receive a color fan as a navigator through the exhibition. The colors are not named but replaced by the names of the exhibitors.
Arrows shaped in reference to the cut off edges of the color bubbles guide the visitor through the whole building.
A star shape consisting of four arrows marks the entry to the exhibition space of the certain color.