As Brand Designer at the National Civil Rights Museum, I was tasked to create the
branding and collateral for the Romare Bearden Exhibit. Romare Bearden was an African-American artist and activist; he is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century.
VISION, ACTIVISM, RENAISSANCE, JAZZ, CULTURE
This identity was inspired by the mid-20th Century jazz covers of Duke Ellington, Lee Morgan, and Sonny Red. These album covers created engaging positive and negative spaces with simple bold shapes. Using positive and negative space as the framework, I then pulled the color palette from the specific pieces of art the National Civil Rights Museum was receiving.