Historical Knowledge Illuminated

Project: Illuminated placards are part of the Dürer Exhibition at the Albrecht-Dürer-House, Nuremberg
Product: Lightpanels individual with high-quality prints in two different versions - 18 wall pictures and information stands always in the form of book pages
Design: MSD, Marius Schreyer Design, Nuremberg
Gestaltung: Bauer & Bauer Medienbüro, Nuremberg
Realisation: Schreinerei Schmidt, Fuerth
Photographer: Thomas Kehrberger, Designpanel GmbH



You can still follow the traces of Albrecht Dürer in Nuremberg’s historical part of town and a visit to the artist’s former abode at the foot of the castle is most fascinating. The wood panelled rooms invite you to take a journey through time and if you want to learn more about the life of the famous painter you can get this information by reading the illuminated “pages” which are part of the exhibition. This exceptional custom made product excels through its special LED technology.  The dark background of the “illuminated books” was a special challenge because the letters had to be left blank during the printing process. Only the illumination makes the font legible. Apart from this, the filigree ornamental print of the pages has a linen-type character and was applied in such a manner that a three-dimensional effect is created. Since the panels mostly present colourful images and also reproductions of famous paintings, the requirements regarding the print technology were generally very high. The opaque areas had to be a deep black and all colours were expected to be as brilliant as possible. Leaving the letters blank requires absolutely precise letter contours. In cooperation with the printing shop a perfected method consisting of several layers and requiring a lot of time and effort was applied which creates a relief-like colour application on the surface.

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