AUBURN LEIGH LAHOSKI

Exhibit Design | Graphic Design

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Cody Firearms Museum

The Cody Firearms Museum at the Center of the West in Cody, WY houses the most comprehensive collection of American firearms in the world. It showcases the role firearms have played in the history of human endeavor and how they shaped the story of the American West.

I took the project from schematic design through the beginning of production—developing the graphic vocabulary, hierarchy, coordinating the content, and collaborating strongly with the 3D designer. Although the content was unfamiliar (and frankly uncomfortable for me) I developed a strong relationship with the client to understand their vision and express that through the interpretive and graphic approach. The result is a museum that—rather than being a monument to guns—explores the complex history of firearms, encourages dialogue, and promotes firearm safety.

Photos c. 2019 Alex Grummer

Design Development | Study for a typical artifact case.

Design Development | Study for a typical artifact case.

Design Development | Study for a typical artifact case.

Design Development | Area intro panels.

Final Design | Large entrance wall to the Science Gallery—an interactive educational space in the museum.

Final Design | Color Palette.


  • Role Senior Graphic Designer

  • For Gallagher & Associates

  • Date 2019

  • Type Creative Development and Art Direction | Environmental and Interpretive Graphics | Exhibit Design | Content Coordination

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