Oakland Museum of California

Skidmore, Owings,& Merrill (SOM) Graphic Design Studio worked with the Oakland Museum of California to design the environmental graphics program for the Museum renovation and to develop a new graphic identity for this beloved California institution.

The environmental graphics program for the Museum incorporates the details and finishes of the new architecture, while remaining sensitive to the existing historic building. Bold and vibrant colors are used throughout the program to enliven the concrete structure, announce gallery entries and showcase donor recognition.

Project Awards

2011: AIGA | 365 | Design Effectiveness
2011: cause/affect | Arts: Third Place
2011: Communication Arts | Annual National Award
2011: Communication Arts | Typography Annual
2011: D&AD British Design and Art Direction | Annual National Award
2010: Spark Awards | Gold Award

Text and photography copyright of Skidmore, Owings,& Merrill (SOM) Graphic Design Studio

Oakland Museum of California. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. @enviromeant.com
Oakland Museum of California. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. @enviromeant.com
Oakland Museum of California. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. @enviromeant.com
Oakland Museum of California. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. @enviromeant.com
Oakland Museum of California. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. @enviromeant.com

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