Water/Ways Exhibit Panels

Complementary exhibit to the traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, Water/Ways.

The Latah County Historical Society wanted to create a local exhibit to complement the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, Water/Ways. As part of the Museum on Main Street pop-up movement, Water/Ways explores the way many roles that water plays in our society, and how we relate to water and the environment.

Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit installation
Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit installation

The Historical Society needed their sister exhibit to be portable and durable for travel. We chose to print a series of large scale banners on outdoor fabric, mounting them with a wooden dowel at the top for hanging, and another at the bottom to give the banner weight to help it hang straight.

Below are some mock-ups that we worked on before choosing a final version.

Water in Latah County, poster created to complement the traveling Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, designed by Hannah Kroese, HK Creative, graphic designer in Moscow Idaho
Water in Latah County, poster created to complement the traveling Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, designed by Hannah Kroese, HK Creative, graphic designer in Moscow Idaho

We settled on a simple, versatile design that could be adapted for different themes.

Water in Latah County, poster created to complement the traveling Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, designed by Hannah Kroese, HK Creative, graphic designer in Moscow Idaho
Water in Latah County, poster created to complement the traveling Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, designed by Hannah Kroese, HK Creative, graphic designer in Moscow Idaho
Water in Latah County, poster created to complement the traveling Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, designed by Hannah Kroese, HK Creative, graphic designer in Moscow Idaho
Water in Latah County, poster created to complement the traveling Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, designed by Hannah Kroese, HK Creative, graphic designer in Moscow Idaho
Water in Latah County, poster created to complement the traveling Smithsonian Water/Ways exhibit, designed by Hannah Kroese, HK Creative, graphic designer in Moscow Idaho