About the Book
Until leaving in September 2013, Mark McGowan had been the Art Director of the Exploratorium for the past 27 years. As such, he was responsible for the direction and management of the Exhibit Environment Design Department, which designs and produces printed material, signage, and exhibition graphics, as well as exhibition space design for the Exploratorium. Most recently in the Exploratorium’s move to new facilities at Pier 15/17 in San Francisco, Mark, as Art Director and exhibition designer, oversaw the redesign of the entire 200,000 square feet of exhibition space including 600 exhibit labels and signage, as well as designing 3 of the 7 new galleries: The Living Systems East Gallery, with Darcie Fohrman and Michael Brown, The Bay Observatory with Susan Schwartzenberg and the Outdoor Gallery with Ana Chang and Shawn Lani. Mark also ran his own design studio designing signage for an exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, the Randall Museum in San Francisco.