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.
Photo: Tommy Matthews

Hundreds of historic front pages populate the drawers in this gallery‚Äôs central case.   Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

A section of the Berlin Wall is on display along with a three story East German guard tower.
Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

Gallery titles cut into large panels help integrate
the exhibits with the surrounding architecture.
Photo: Tommy Matthews

A grid of front pages from around the globe covers
one wall in a gallery devoted to the attacks of
September 11, 2001.   Photo: Tommy Matthews

View down into main atrium on opening day.  Photo: Tommy Matthews

Large typographic ‘headlines’ are visible from across the main atrium on multiple levels of exhibits.
Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto


Sample sheets from production artwork deliveries.