AN IN-STATE MARRIAGE WITH MATISSE

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Martin/Williams,

Minneapolis

Minneapolis Institute

of Arts

Lyle Wedemeyer, Creative Director

Doug Trapp, Art Director

Christopher Wilson, Copywriter

Brad Palm, Computer Illustrator

Photographers: Cameron

Davidson, Tom Connors, R.H. Smith

Minneapolis Institute of Arts frequently hosts traveling exhibits from major art galleries around the country. To promote a Henri Matisse exhibit mainly from its own holdings, it needed to dissuade patrons from believing they would be seeing pieces from elsewhere. The Martin/Williams creative team challenge: marry Matisse and Minnesota.

The shop chose the most classic symbols of the state-trees, lakes and snow-to communicate the message. They photographed part of the Boundary Waters area; computer artist Brad Palm redid the shorelines.

Reprints continue to sell three months after the show.

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