This exhibition was developed by Curatorial Consultant, Alexa Potter for the Erie Art Museum. The show features the work of local architect and industrial designer, Wilbur Henry Adams. Trained in Pittsburgh then at M.I.T's Architectural School, he first worked for Raymond Hood on Rockefeller Center before striking out on his own in Cleveland.
Later, he returns to Erie and divides his time between design, farming and his family. This exhibition featured a trove of his sketches, concept drawings and advertisements for products he styled. I referenced advertisements from the period for the design aesthetic and used his iconic stamp, a gold coin with the phrase "Styled by Adams" for the introductory graphic.