Interpretive Signage Project
Gilbert AZ Historical Museum – HD South
As Gilbert Arizona turns 100 this year, attention is brought to HD South. Gilbert has an interesting history that is told at HD South through displays, classes and community participation.
Part of the recent re-branding of the Gilbert Historical Museum (HD South), Christina Rosepapa designed and produced over 70 interpretive signs. These signs replaced outdated displays in 3 large museum rooms.
Working with a team including a Museum Curator and Director, Christina designed the signs to be informative, easy to read and specific to a theme for each room.
The fast paced project was under a tight deadline and had several elements that had to be in place.
Topics ranged from Gilbert’s farming heritage to current topics such as “What led to Gilbert’s rapid growth.”
The story of Gilbert throughout generations of community and business is represented in a fresh and informative way.
Determined the look and feel, worked with a team on the messaging.
Large scale graphics designed; hundreds of images manually processed. Custom typographical designs and embellishments compliment text areas with consistently, ease and flow.
Project management, collaboration with Museum Curator, Director and Printer. Kept the project moving towards the finish line. Completed on time and within budget.
“Christina recently did a very large signage project for our Gilbert Museum. We redid three exhibit rooms simultaneously, and we were on strict deadlines. Each room had a different theme and needed a unique design. There were numerous photos involved as well as extensive text for each sign. The designs Chris created for each exhibit were perfect for the themes. She selected the colors for the walls to match the signage, and she worked very well with our contract curator, our printer, and our staff. Chris is a professional who really knows her stuff. The project came in on time and on budget which is very important for a small nonprofit museum. We were very pleased with the end result, and it was a pleasure to work with Chris. I highly recommend her for any job, small or large. She will listen to you and deliver exactly what you want. You will be very happy that you chose her!”
~Kayla Koylar, President and CEO
Gilbert Historical Museum