The Art Institute of Chicago
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Our first project for the Art Institute of Chicago was a note cube based on the facade of its historic building. The note cube was loved so much that we were then asked to design an accompanying note-card set.
As a result of that work, the Art Institute came to us with a fun new challenge: create a special product line for a traveling exhibit in collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. The exhibit—Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity—began at the Musée d’Orsay, in Paris, and then traveled to the Met before wrapping at the Art Institute. After the success of Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, wheels were turning when the Art Institute acquired an 18th-century Neapolitan crèche. BMDG was tasked with designing a line of products to accompany this holiday event. We designed scarves, Advent calendars, ornaments, magnets, note cards, and garland.