Reuben College Hoardings

Reuben College is a brand new Oxford college (the first Oxbridge college since 1990) which will open in 2021 on the site of the Radcliffe Science Library, adjacent to the world-renowned Oxford Natural History Museum. The architecturally important buildings (from the late 19th and early 20th century) are undergoing a major programme of refurbishment to create flexible and accessible spaces for college life, including areas for quiet study, group meetings, social occasions, and offices.

We were asked to create the graphics for extensive hoardings that would surround the building site during the year-long construction phase. We took our inspiration from the wonderfully rich and varied collections of both the Natural History Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum, and created colourful and vibrant hoardings that carried key messages about the new building and the still-open museums.