From Clocks to Lollipops Exhibit Identity
Creative Director Greg Chinn worked with New Haven Museum’s Executive Director Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky and curator Elizabeth Fox to create the exhibit identity for From Clocks to Lollipops: Made in New Haven exhibition.
From the Colonial era to the present day, New Haven has produced an astonishing variety of goods including hardware, carriages, automobile parts and accessories, firearms, corsets, clocks, carpeting, rubber overshoes, clothing, musical instruments, silver-plated wares, and candy ─ just to name a few! Many of the City’s factories served a national and even international market. The harbor was an important avenue for bringing in coal, metals, cotton, and other raw materials. Railroads brought improved distribution of goods. By 1849, New Haven would have direct rail service to America’s leading commercial center, New York City. Over the years, businesses founded in other communities in the 19th century, such as Chauncey Jerome Clocks in Bristol, Sargent & Company in New Britain, and L. Candee Rubber Company in Hamden, realized the advantages of relocating to New Haven. Today there are factories producing goods for the automobile, aerospace and electronics industries and foodstuffs, such as spaghetti sauce and breads.
More than one hundred objects, advertisements, trade cards, photographs and other items from the Museum’s collections are featured in this fascinating look at the production of consumer goods in New Haven, both handmade and factory made, over the past three hundred plus years. The show is organized by guest curator Elizabeth Pratt Fox. Exhibit photography by Anthony Colon.
We also created the identity for a companion event that corresponded to the From Clocks to Lollipops exhibit called Downtown New Haven Burger, Brew and Stogie Stroll. The stroll began at the New Haven Museum and continued through various parts of the city with stops at Louis' Lunch, Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers and The Official Owl Shop Cigar Lounge.