Design Annual 2016 Spotlight Submission: Virginia

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 Design Firm: Karnes Coffey Design | Clients: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts announced their newest exhibition, The Forbidden City, which is comprised of works from the Palace Museum in Beijing. Karnes Coffey Design was the crucial creative behind the presentation. The campaign, which was composed of interior and exterior building signage, banners, and an airport duratran, surpassed attendance projections by 14 percent, they wrote on their Graphis Portfolio in the Design Annual 2016 competition.

The letterforms of the image were created using details from decorative objects from the Ming and Qing dynasties, they wrote. The designers teamed up with a local Richmond brewery to create a special Forbidden beer to commemorate the exclusive exhibit opening

Karnes Coffey Design is a multi-disciplinary design studio ran by Eric Karnes and Christine Coffey. Based in Richmond, Virginia, they specialize in identity design. View their latest work here.

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Design Firm: Stranger & Stranger | Clients: Self-Initiated

The Graphis Design Competition features some of the most compelling and influential design of the year from across the world. Gold and Platinum awards, along with winning entries, will be published in the Design Annual 2016. Submit your work to the competition here.

Author: Rachel Lowry

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