The Moon was a temporary exhibition that took place at National Maritime Museum in London between July 19, 2019 and January 5, 2020.
Beyond recounting the achievements of the Apollo space programme, The Moon exhibition charted humanity’s fascination for our cosmic companion with a dialogue between science and the arts in 180 objects spanning 2,500 years across cultures and continents.
The exhibition revealed the Moon as a mirror to humankind’s obsessions, endeavours and passions, but also that in the millennialong quest to reach another world, what truly mattered was not the journey, but the return.
The exhibition’s design allowed the wide range of objects all to be part of the story, balancing science and the spatial environment, underlying all with a strong sense of contemplation.
These achievements were contributed to by design choices, ranging from darker, sky-like colours through to more vibrant colours evoking the 1960s. The choice of materials referenced design patterns found amongst space agencies, such as the Réseau plate crosses seen in Apollo Mission photographs.
The design of the exhibition was done by Iris Butcher. I created a digital guidelines based on their proposal to make the digital environment consistent.
All the digital contents were designed in the appropriate scale according to the context. This means that all designs were proportional and designed based on percentage.