Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy
Whilst the exhibition marking the 800th anniversary of the granting of Magna Carta brings together iconic documents alongside rare artifacts and beautifully illuminated medieval manuscripts, much of the content is fragile and aesthetically subdued documentation.
Working closely with RFK Architects, the challenge was to create a graphic language that delivered a high word count elegantly without dominating or competing with the content and in turn strengthen the relationship between each section theme.
Inspired by the diversity of the paper content, structure and texture, we explored the idea of using subtly varying paper folds to reference individual documents from each section. The design encompassed photography of the shadow play of paper folds, from the suggestion of stitched medieval volumes to the lighter weight overlaid layers of 1950’s Government papers.