The exhibition space is limited. We create a room in the room and rotate the floor plan. By rotating, we achieve a larger and more complex space effect. In addition, various zones with clear visitor guidance are created. Each world is placed in one zone. Similar to the characteristics of the world of books and the world of fantasy, these are rather limited, whereas the world of experimentation and the world of games are more open. The paths of the visitors cross in the lively and largest area in the middle – the world of games.
With the design we underline the concept. Each world is represented by a color scheme tailored precisely to its characteristics, as well as by a meaningful pattern. This way the worlds differ not only in terms of content, but also visually. We choose a font with playful elements snd set accents in the corresponding worlds.
In a joint workshop with the publisher and the museum, we define the exhibits for each world. We convert the content of each world into understandable and target group-oriented texts. For those who are particularly curious, there is a large board with the history of the publishing house in each world. For those who are not quite so enthusiastic about reading, we break down the content to the most important. We offer visitors an insight into the publisher's archive and tell the stories behind the products and brands. We attach particular importance to constantly establishing a connection to Stuttgart.
We are actively involved in the construction: We put up walls, glue, drill, hammer and saw, precious exhibits are presented under hoods and staged with the right light. The exhibition is ready in time for the press tour.
On the evening before the public opening of the exhibition, there is already a preview for invited special guests. Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, Mayor Frank Nopper, the director of the StadtPalais Torben Giese and the managing director of KOSMOS Verlag Michael Fleissner give a speech. Among the guests are Benjamin Teuber - the son of CATAN inventor Klaus Teuber, the illustrator of the Three ??? and numerous other personalities from the publishing house network.