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“Kink: Geography of the Erotic Imagination” exhibition at the Museum of Sex

Contributed by Darden Studio on Sep 7th, 2017. Artwork published in .
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    The Museum of Sex, also known as MoSex, is a museum in Manhattan, New York City. From February 8, 2007 to January 20, 2008, it hosted the exhibition “Kink: Geography of the Erotic Imagination”. The show that mapped all kinds of fetishes was curated by Katharine Gates, the noted sex academic and author of Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex, together with the museum’s In-house Curator Sarah Forbes and Assistant Curator Elizabeth Mariko Murray.

    Pentagram designed the exhibition graphics and cleverly picked Omnes Black Italic, the juiciest style of the Omnes family by Darden Studio. When design critic Armin Vit saw what Jennifer Kinon and Michael Bierut had created with Omnes, he was seduced by its curves. In his pick for Typographica’s Typefaces of the Year, he gave it a rave review:

    If you can look at Omnes Black Italic and not feel joy, you have Yoohoo running through your veins and you should get that checked. […] Omnes Black Italic is […] unbelievably kinky, especially when set in hot magenta.

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    Katharine Gates’ original “erotic roadmap” [larger view] was adapted by Jennifer Kinon and Michael Bierut into an interactive “playground” for the exhibition.

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    In the exhibition

    Source: David Shankbone. License: CC BY-SA.

    The museum’s facade on 233 Fifth Avenue during the exhibition


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