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The Sheffield Project

Photographs of a changing city.

Design for Print / Exhibition Design

During the 1980s, Sheffield’s Untitled Gallery, now Site Gallery, commissioned a series of photographers to document the city at a pivotal moment in its history. It was a time of great upheaval, which saw the aftermath of the Miners’ Strike, the steel industry’s workforce decimated, mass unemployment and dereliction. But it was also a time in which the city began to imagine its future, one that would include the Meadowhall retail development, the transformation of the lower Don Valley, and the World Student Games.

The Sheffield Project exhibition at Museums Sheffield highlighted how these socially engaged photographers, including John Davies, John Kippin, Anna Fox, Mathew Conduit and more, reflected on this monumental period of change for the city of Sheffield and its people.

Working with the curator, Matthew Conduit and Museums Sheffield, MM Design worked on the exhibition identity and its application across digital and outdoor advertising, internal and external signage and the 3D virtual tour.

MM Design also designed the accompanying publication, which was published by Untitled Print Studio to coincide with the exhibition, featuring work of all photographers and artists involved, together with insightful statements about their images and experiences of working in the city at that time.