Mogao Grottoes / Dunhuang, China
Exhibition concept fundraising booklet developed for the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, China. The Mogao Caves or Mogao Grottoes, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, form a system of 492 temples, 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, in Gansu province, China. The caves contain some of the finest examples of Buddhist art spanning a period of 1,000 years. This booklet is a fundraising tool for a visitor's center that will provide a 360º media experience of the interiors of the cave in the hopes to reduce the number of visitors to the actual site and preserve and interpret the caves for future generations. Creative director; completed at Ralph Appelbaum Associates.
Pacific Hall Visualized Concept / Honolulu, Hawaii
Concept book developed for Pacific Hall at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Bishop Museum has embarked on a comprehensive architectural renovation of its historic 120-year-old Hawaiian and Pacific Halls. Following upon the restoration and reinstallation of the Hawaiian Hall which reopened in 2009, the Museum has reinterpreted its Polynesian and Pacific collections with all new exhibitions. The Museum holds keystone collections and has made major contributions to the body of knowledge on Pacific origins and migration. In a restored Victorian-era gallery, the Museum showcases Polynesia’s past and present cultures. Creative director; completed at Ralph Appelbaum Associates.
Songdo City / Seoul, Korea
Concept exhibition graphic design and media design developed for the Songdo City Visitor Center in Seoul, Korea. Located at the site of General MacArthur's 1950 landing, Songdo will be the first "new" city in the world designed and planned as an international business district and focused on environmental responsibility. Completed in collaboration with Wes Kull at Ralph Appelbaum Associates.