Exclusive! Tales from the tabloid front line - 100 years of the Daily Mirror
Science Museum, London, October 2003
To mark its 100 anniversary the Daily Mirror sponsored a temporary exhibition, designed by Casson Mann, charting the ways technology has revolutionised newspapers. Housed in a single long room (once the Science Museum’s Gas Gallery), the exhibition was the first to take place in what is now a designated temporary exhibition gallery.
Inspired by the dynamic movement of the production process, the exhibition structure takes the form of a continuous ribbon that undulates, folds and doubles-back on itself as it speeds down the length of the space. Six different content areas take the visitor through the newspaper process from start to finish: technicians, photographers, reporters, newsroom, editors and printing. The objects, many lent by the Daily Mirror, are displayed in a series of ‘recycled’ showcases that are incorporated into the structure. The exhibition was open from 9th October 2003 – 25th April 2004.
Client: Science Museum
Size: 100 square metres
Casson Mann’s role: Lead Consultant, Exhibition Designer
Team: Lippa Pearce (Graphic Design)