The Phillips Collection was founded by art collector and philanthropist Duncan Phillips in 1921. The Phillips Collection has been collecting modern and contemporary art for one hundred years. Duncan Phillips’s former home – and additions to it – in Washington’s historic Dupont Circle neighborhood provides a unique setting for the growing collection of over 5,000 works. Following Phillips’s unconventional approach to exhibitions, The Phillips Collection galleries are frequently rearranged to facilitate new conversations between artworks and fresh experiences for visitors.
The Collection website was designed under direction of Vivian Djen – Head of Editorial and Design at The Phillips Collection. The typography primary uses Elido, a humanist sans serif type family with a wide range of variations for editorial use. The tag line of the logo is set in Odile (Elido in reverse) – the serif companion of Elido. The design concept for the sans/serif superfamily draws inspiration from an experimental typeface named Charter, originally designed by the American book and type designer William Addison Dwiggins.