Freedom of the Press
With its 70,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, the Newseum, in the heart of Washington, D.C., highlights the importance of our First Amendment rights. My role as part of the design team at Ralph Appelbaum Associates consisted of graphic production. The exhibit opened in April 2008.
Large-scale titles throughout the project were inspired by the boldness of newspaper headlines.
Hundreds of historic front pages populate the drawers in this gallery’s central case.
A section of the Berlin Wall is on display along with a three story East German guard tower.
Gallery titles cut into large panels help integrate
the exhibits with the surrounding architecture.
A grid of front pages from around the globe covers
one wall in a gallery devoted to the attacks of
September 11, 2001.
View down into main atrium on opening day.
Large typographic ‘headlines’ are visible from across the main atrium on multiple levels of exhibits.
Sample sheets from production artwork deliveries.