Emigrant Experience

This intriguing exhibit explores the difficulties and excitement of Minnesota’s early European emigrants. As you enter the exhibit through the mock ship portal, grab a passport. Each passport describes a different traveler. As you wander through the exhibit, you can learn about this person, their family, what they gave up to leave their home and what faced them in the new world. At the end of the exhibit, you are invited to examine the ship’s manifest to find your traveler.

As the graphic designer for this exhibit, I chose a palette of a rich brown and golden hues to compliment the sepia-toned historical images, and a light blue for added pop. A classic serif typeface, use of small caps and justified text columns enhances the vintage feel.