Royal Ontario Museum: Ukioe Exhibition Signage

Toronto, Canada, 2007 | Exhibition

The Royal Ontario Museum’s Exhibition themes and titles were represented through calligraphic brush work. On each of architect Daniel Liebeskind’s architectural columns, Noriko Maeda's digitalized calligraphy characters were laser cut, printed, and mounted. Public signage has a strict requirement for clear legibility. That requirement too often comes at the price of the aesthetics. Calligraphy’s inherent combination of characters and their particular expressive forms enable both of these requirements to join together in creating a type of signage that harnesses both form and function.