In-house V&A designers Clara Sancho and Celine Dalcher have designed temporary exhibition Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photgorapher of India and Burma, 1852 – 1860 at the museum.
The exhibition introduces the work of Tripe, a pioneering photographer who captured landscapes, monuments, religious and secular buildings and infrastructure.
It consists of wall hung photographs. As Tripe worked prolifically in a relatively short time, the idea was to translate this through a dense hang showing 60 photographs.
The colour for the walls and captions is inspired by the landscapes photographed by Tripe. The designers wanted to convey the feeling of the extremely hot environment, which is emphasised by the contrasting dark colour of the frames.
Fonts used in the headings and captions resembles the style from the 1850s in England. Typefaces with square serifs called slabs or Egyptian like “Clarendon” were extensively used in the printing industry then and have been reflected in the design.
Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photgorapher of India and Burma, 1852 – 1860 runs from 24 June–11 October 2015 at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL