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D-Day Museum museography, Musée du Débarquement Arromanches

Contributed by Yorel Cayla on Nov 23rd, 2023. Artwork published in
April 2023
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Musée du Débarquement Arromanches is a museum dedicated to the memory of D-Day in the Second World War, located in Arromanches in Normandy, France. It was initially built in 1954 facing the sea where the artificial harbour Mulberry B (B for British) operated. After almost 70 years of activity, a new building opened in 2023. The new museum was designed by the Projectiles architecture agency.

The graphic design for the permanent exhibition was done by WA75 (Laurent Mészáros & Yorel Cayla), using BN Times Gothic, LL Medium and Routed Gothic.

Each sequence in the exhibition is indicated by a solid white area. The imposing titles set in all-caps BN Times Gothic are the result of a process of analysis and synthesis, to keep just one title for all languages. Text is set in LL Medium, which functions as a true text font, sharing common roots with titles. The many maps produced by the agency are set in Routed Gothic, reminiscent of maps design with a pantograph font.

See also the previous post about the museum’s wayfinding.

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  • LL Medium
  • BN Times Gothic
  • Routed Gothic

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