With seven large-format, hand-woven rugs the artist Linde Burkhardt interprets the lifestyle and the culture of the Etruscans. These rugs are presented in the exhibition "The Joys of the Etruscans" at the Museum August Kestner and supplemented with original objects of Etruscan art and culture. For the exhibition, we developed an identity in which the photographic staging of the rugs acts as a key visual. Besides our work for the exhibitions identity and the associated printed matter, together with the Hanover based agency »Raumarbeit«, we were responsible for the creation of a typographic system including signage and orientation system.
As an alternative to a classic museum catalog, we collaborated with the curator Dr. Anne-Viola Siebert and developed the concept for TOSKA magazine. Mixed with the reprographics of the exhibits there is a wide variety of articles dealing with the Etruscan culture of life: cultural history texts as well as etruscan recipes or current travel reports from tuscany. This creates a connection between the past "dead" history of the Etruscans and current science, art and culture. This idea is also supported by the design.
Based on the flashed look of fashion and lifestyle magazines, we set up a photo shoot for the cover design of TOSKA with the exhibits in a new contextualization outside of showcases and pedestals and in relation to casual everyday situations.
The seven rugs by Linde Burkhardt are presented as a practical format in an inserted brochure.
Museum August Kestner
Identity, Flyer, Poster, Exhibition, Magazine, Photography
Art Direction, Graphic Design, Editorial Design, Photography, Exhibition Design