Baltimore Museum of Industry
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 2019
Housed in the former Platt & Company oyster cannery south of the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Museum of Industry explores Maryland’s industrial legacy. The museum’s five-acre waterfront campus in Baltimore lacked effective street-facing signage. We partnered with the museum and the Maryland Historic Trust to develop an effective signage system that met the preservation easement requirements on the building’s original 1865 facade. Vintage images and lettering manuals inspired our historically accurate hand-painted designs. Above the museum’s main entrance, we created a flexible system of 20-foot banners to announce current exhibitions and further define the visitors’ entrance.
One of the museum’s largest artifacts, a shipbuilding crane from 1942, helped increase our design’s visibility.
Towering over the museum at 104 feet, the “Whirley Crane” was one of dozens of cranes in the Bethlehem Steel Fairfield Shipyard that helped build over 500 Liberty and Victory ships during WWII.
Vivian Marie Doering