Amanda’s first step in designing the exhibit was to look for inspirational images. Some of the most intriguing came from the pages of 1970s home design articles, found on an independent blog. What struck Amanda were the supergraphics—large wall decorations popular in the seventies—present in most of the images.
“I remembered them from my childhood, from my parents’ friends’ houses,” she said.
In the exhibit, the supergraphics are meant to create a seventies vibe without detracting from the photographs, which are the true focus.
Amanda chose three theme colors as the exhibit’s three-part organization emerged from the planning process.
First came “Ball of Confusion,” derived from a 1970 song by The Temptations. Jimi Hendrix, who died in 1970, inspired the color purple in the exhibit. According to Amanda, “Purple became a sort of theme.”
When she started looking at warmer colors … [ Read all ]
Posted by Nikita on March 7, 2013, under Uncategorized.
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