Rick Valicenti was commissioned to design the graphic identity for Exhibit Columbus, an annual exploration of architecture, art, design, and community that alternates programming between symposium and exhibition years. Columbus, Indiana is home to a vast collection of seminal architecture and design. The Exhibit Columbus Curatorial Team directed Thirst’s design process and encouraged a re-expression of mid-century optimism and a presence in this moment. The Team also requested the graphic system be aligned with both Alexander Girard’s color palette for the Miller House and Garden interiors, and Paul Rand’s enduring identity program for the Columbus Area Visitors Center. Valicenti was joined by Taek Kim and Thirst for the implementation.
The inaugural 2016 symposium for Exhibit Columbus, “Foundations and Futures” welcomes Internationally-recognized experts along with community leaders who have helped build and maintain Columbus’ landmarks. The 2017 inaugural exhibition will feature winning works for the five J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prizes of temporary architecture or art. Other components of the exhibition will include installations created by students from universities and Columbus schools.
- 2016 STA 100