Amy McFarland was head of the graphic design department at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). During her 24 year career at LACMA, Amy designed many books as well as graphics for more than 100 exhibitions, featuring such fine artists as Jasper Johns, Gustav Klimt and Picasso. McFarland also worked on such major exhibitions as Van Gogh’s Van Gogh, King Tut and Tim Burton. She has won over 50 design awards including the Library of Congress George Wittenborn award for best art book in North America of 2000 (Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1850-2000) and the American Federation of Arts best exhibition graphics within the United States for “When Art Became Fashion: Kosode in Edo-Period Japan.”
OV created the visual content for the exhibition Blue Sky Metropolis: The Aerospace Century in Southern California. This show chronicled the evolution of Southern California’s aviation from rudimentary planes found in the turn of the century to the beginning of space exploration during the Cold War.
The California Science Center is the West Coast’s largest establishment for Science based hands-on experience. Located at Expo Park, this establishment presents the process of life and human advances. Furthermore, their main focus is to have viewers learn about the biological world through interactivity. These exhibitions are both permanent and non-permanent shows. Olson Visual is naturally one of the most prolific in creating these types of installations.
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Olson Visual is known for being the premiere graphic leader in museums and entertainment. OV knows how to decorate and adorn any event with top quality signage and is the official graphic provider for CinemaCon. All of the escalator walls, elevator doors, floors, walls and mirrors were adorned with graphics printed by Olson Visual. The crew started the installation a week prior to this major entertainment events. Every day they worked to provide the most seamless and best quality graphic signage that captured the amazing visuals of today’s feature films. Click on this link to see a short video of the installation at CinemaCon:
The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles will be opening a 14,000-square-foot show about LA, a brand new restaurant, and continuing other intriguing exhibitions. Olson Visual was contacted to create the signage to help promote and bring awareness to these important events.
During July 08, 2011 to September 26, 2011, Johannes Vermeer’s Woman with a Lute, was on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vermeer was known for using expensive pigments like cornflower blue and his attention to great detail. His mastery of light gave his haunting domestic scenes a certain style that has made his imagery one of the most recognizable paintings in history.
Installation Photograph: Joshua White/JWPictures.com Barbara Kruger is known for her large-scale work with explosive slogans. Some of the most notable pieces were “I Shop Therefore I Am,” or “My Body is a Battleground”. With layers of found photographs and aggressive text, the work questions the viewer’s role in consumerism, feminism and desire.
As you walk into the grand Getty Center Museum, you will find the many examples of Olson Visual’s banners and wall graphics. During the Pacific Standard Time’s reign, Getty exhibited four major shows focusing on California’s cultural and modern imagery.
What is G7? Developed by IDEAlliance, G7 produces the most consistent color reproduction by balancing the grays. Visible colors of magenta, cyan or yellow appear when images are unbalanced. This is commonly known as “casted” images. G7 allows the printer to adjust the luminance visibly without test strips or tedious percentages as used in other methods. It displays the colors to the press operator exactly what the color should look like. It duplicates the exact color every time, making G7 the most efficient driving force for accurate color and duplication. This application enables OV to reproduce a visual match between different imaging systems using simple procedures.