Museum of Sex

Museum of Sex

New York City, NY | 2002

Small Design Firm developed four interactives for the inaugural exhibit at the new Museum of Sex in New York. A set of hardware and software tools was developed for the presentation of rare, and in most cases, never before exhibited documents.

Faced with the problem of providing museum visitors with a means of exploring a Manhattan brothel guide from the mid 19th century and a series of randy comics from the early 1900s called Tijuana bibles, Small Design devised buttons and embedded LCD displays which allow virtual browsing of the rare booklets. To compile an unwieldy collection of legal documents about a bathhouse raid, we developed a framework consisting of a three-dimensional rotating skewer of panels that structure excerpts from the proceedings and other information pertaining to the case.