Barry Parker: Architecture for All is an exhibition realised through collaboration between Letchworth’s Garden City Collection and Broadway Gallery. Presenting a range of designs from the renowned architect and town planner, the show’s drawings, photographs, architectural models, and Arts and Crafts furniture demonstrate the relevance of Parker’s work to contemporary practice and his inclusive and holistic approach to design.
The show’s huge amount of supplementary information requires extensive spatial design including wayfinding, section banners and typographic wall vinyl to enable visitors to explore the diverse range of Parker’s work. The exhibition identity references the Arts and Crafts movement, but in a contemporary style that appeals to younger architecture and design enthusiasts. The typeface recalls the characterful design trend of the period, while the typography hints at the visual language of political protest recognising Parker’s committed belief in equality and that everyone deserves a decent home.