Samurai in New York

Samurai in New York celebrates the exchange of ideas between two cultures when a delegation of samurai came from Japan to visit America in 1860. PS was hired to develop the logo, print materials and environmental graphics for this exhibition. Inspired by the dialogue between the 2 cultures, PS created mark out of overlapping red and black ribbons symbolizing the exchange between the two cultures. The bans continued into the design of the exhibition, wrapping the walls of the space. The original objects were available for intimate viewing through vitrines of varying heights, mounted on the tables in a simple, direct presentation. The New York Times hailed Samurai in New York as one of those “exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York that delivers more than you'd expect. In this case it offers a fascinating look at how different societies responded to 19-century stirrings of globalization.”