Sing the Truth Traveling Exhibit Identity
Jargon Boy’s Creative Director Greg Chinn collaborated with Executive Director Olivia S. White and Museum Curator Frank Mitchell to concept a mobile exhibit identity for Sing the Truth: Voices from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. The exhibit officially launched at the New Haven Free Public Library and then travels to various locations in-and-around Connecticut.
From Ella Shepherd’s efforts to shape young students into the 1871 Fisk Jubilee Singers to Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial and Eva Jessye’s choral contributions to the 1963 March on Washington, Black women musicians created a soundtrack for the Modern Civil Rights movement. Mixing spirituals, work songs, jazz, gospel, and R & B, these pioneering musicians defined a career path that fed them artistically, financially, and politically as it enriched this nation. Sing the Truth: Voices from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture celebrates the emergence of an African American female performance tradition and its impact on the fight for freedom in America.
The Sing the Truth mobile exhibit included 8 banners measuring 7ft x 2ft in dimension and various collateral materials (Poster, teaser postcard and donation brochure). Chinn used a bold color palette, vintage photographs from the Amistad archive and a mixture of contemporary/vintage fonts to create the eclectic vibe of the exhibit's identity. Creative Director Greg Chinn's work for Sing the Truth: Voices from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture has been highlighted in the Exhibit section of the Communication Arts website. Exhibit features new and innovative projects in graphic design and advertising from around the world. Connecticut Creatives also featured the banners in The 25 Show, a 50-page full-color perfect-bound magazine highlighting Connecticut's design community. Location photos: Anthony Colon. www.amistadartandculture.org
Recently, Sing the Truth mobile exhibit added Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson and an Amistad Center for Art & Culture Mission Statement banners to the collection. The complete set of eleven can be viewed at The Avon Free Public Library located in Avon, Connecticut. Go check it out!