GPM provided consultation, technical support and on-campus graphics for the "Xavier Story Gallery", a physical experience to support the digital Xavier Story Project website.
The Gallery has provided the Xavier community with a place to learn, reflect and marvel at the achievements of a group of extremely brave, caring, visionaries. It also provides an effective tool for student recruitment, as high school tour groups have made it a stop on their Xavier agenda.
Initially, the Xavier Story Project team planned to display on only one wall, but then Xavier offered us a spacious open room at the heart of its University Center, which allowed us to be more ambitious in our design. Our resources were a 20-min video, a collection of historic photos/docs and the digital Xavier Alumni Map. GPM advised and supported the project’s directors as they designed and constructed four distinct “stations” around the room, as well as a continuously-playing 12.5-foot video projection and interactive tablets loaded with the Xavier Alumni Map.
Visual Identity and Displays
The Xavier Story Project's three roll-out projects—website, map and gallery—needed to share a common visual identity. We projected the digital styling onto Xavier's walls through constellations featuring info panels and imagery, striving to create an ambiance of tasteful reflection which engaged visitors
12.5-foot screen with seating area
Raised forex image and information panels charting the Xavier story in four distinct chapters. Image features President Obama's speech at Xavier following Hurricane Katrina.
A Historical Journey
The project’s directors worked with Xavier University archivists to discover historically important photos, letters and documents to take visitors through the university’s unique and inspiring history.