The Art Institute of Chicago

Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago

Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago emerged in support of the Art Institute’s redesigned and expanded galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art. A vivid approach to artifact photography features high contrast black and white backgrounds and reflective surfaces. A refined type system pairs an old style serif with a contemporary sans serif. The combination reflects the concept of contrast seen in the photographs; it is an elegant pairing that is both old and new. Design in collaboration with Grillo Group.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago

Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago emerged in support of the Art Institute’s redesigned and expanded galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art. A vivid approach to artifact photography features high contrast black and white backgrounds and reflective surfaces. A refined type system pairs an old style serif with a contemporary sans serif. The combination reflects the concept of contrast seen in the photographs; it is an elegant pairing that is both old and new. Design in collaboration with Grillo Group.

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