Hiking the Museum
Ennead Architects’ new Natural History Museum of Utah works to make natural history seem like the ongoing process of discovery that it is, layering geology and topography, paleontology and interactivity. The building and its exhibits operate within a real landscape that continues to offer up museum-worthy specimens. Connections to that landscape are explicit and suggestive: the path through the museum’s exhibits is much like a trail itself, ascending 60 feet via ramps, switchbacks and vertiginous bridges across a main hall is shaped like one of Utah’s distinctive slot canyons.
Obama’s New Fonts
Obama's new campaign slogan, "Betting On America," is set in a pair of suggestively nostalgic, fonts. But the result lacks warmth, lending itself to a critique of Obama's campaign poster similar to the critique of Obama's campaign style: the words are all appropriate, but feeling is lacking.