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Beckie Yohn- Signage and Involvement

I wanted to highlight all the aspects of dining, from the fork (our main point), the plate, the table, and finally the dining room. I used to stark difference between the white and black to draw attention to our group title and have the aspect of dining be secondary, since the gallery focus is on the fork.

My involvement in our group was to assist in the first draft of the proposal and I am revising the final proposal and including the group’s signage.


signage ideas – paige hohlt

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my contribution to the project was the proposal and i will supply ideas to others in terms of design of the exhibit.

my idea for the sign is a collage of silverware in the background in a kaleidoscope pattern. this gives a traditional theme a modern edge. the same goes for the typeface used and its graphic nature.










Fondue…not to be confused with Fondant

ForkPlateTable…the fondue fork. Clever little tool to enjoy tidbits of food dip in cheese, chocolate, or meat that’s been cooked in hot oil. I am curious about this pleasant experience of sitting around a communal pot and sharing a meal with those we can tolerate, (yeah, I have a weak stomach when it comes to dipping with  those who irritate me) Did this stem from a   traditional way to eat, or was it just a fad that became popular with what was hip at the time. Either way, I would like to apply the precedence of the Charlotte Mint Museum to exhibit my research of the fondue experience. I think fondue is more about experience of socializing than the actual food, and I always experience a little bit of history when visiting this museum. They have a way of allowing interaction while providing information through exposure.

Signage options

Exhibition Prescedent Study Heather Williams

The Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC was very easy to follow because every exhibit was directly connected to the main space. Every exhibit is in order and organized by categories which makes it easy to go through the museum. The actual exhibits are set up in a way that corresponds the space the exhibit is in with the things they are showing. This set up made me feel like I was in the environment that the animals would actually be in besides the glass walls that surround them.

Heather Williams



Islamic Plates, Heather Williams

These are traditional islamic plates and one from this time. They originated with a strong sense of symmetry in their patterns and that still is continued now. Also, a lot of the plates i found had a lot of blue in them, maybe because blue was considered to be expensive.

Exhibition Prescedent Study, Jack Kennedy

I think that The Metropolitan Museum of art Historic Room exhibition is extremely well put together.  The collection features period rooms laid out in a chronological order.  This order helps the visitor understand how homes and furniture have changed over time.  I really enjoy that you enter through the front door of a facade of a house.  Another interesting idea is that behind the house the museum’s storage rooms are now behind glass and the pieces are on exhibit even in storage.  It is always nice to see what a museum has regardless of whether or not they have the space to display it.  The museum also has a guided recorded tour that give an enormous amount of information.

Exhibit Study

Watervliet Arsenal Museum located inside the historic Iron Building, Building 38, Watervelit Arsenal, Watervelit, New York.

This is an exhibit done by Leonard J. DeFrancisci and it was in exhibition in Seeptember of 2010.  The reason I chose to use this exhibit is because it is something that sucessfully kept my attention for an extended period of time.  I enjoyed the use of color and the fact that artifacts are spread in mass all throughout the space.  It is well balanced with the amount of information that I can see, and the use of videos to further describe what is being seen are something that I find very helpful in an exhibit.

-Courtney Wilson