The American Dream: pop to the present

We designed this exhibition at the British Museum that opened in March 2017. The exhibition charts printmaking from the 1960’s to the present day, pulling much of the show from the museum’s extraordinary collection. The giants of printmaking are present here, including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.

We created a series of different rooms, that gradually shift and change through the exhibition, in colour and tone. We took influence from American iconography to shape our designs, including a billboard introduction and walls throughout the exhibition. We collaborated with the graphic designer Philip Simpson, lighting designers DHA, and AV designers Elbow Productions for this exhibition.

‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present, a display of hundreds of prints by famous US artists from the Sixties onwards, is superbly presented and signposted. It buzzes with words and ideas and is often marvellously visual.’ Evening Standard

‘The British Museum tackles the American Dream with mischief and humour’Telegraph ****

‘The American Dream: Pop to the Present is a roll call of the most famous artists of the postwar era — Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Edward Ruscha, Donald Judd and Claes Oldenburg to reel off just a few — along with a whole lot of prints by people you might never have heard of but may now find yourself starting to seek out.’ The Times ****