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Blues and gospel are called the soundtrack to the struggle for civil rights, but jazz was often on the bleeding edge of protest throughout the 1960s. This project seeks to illustrate the multiple connections between jazz and the movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and give a new generation an appreciation for the social relevance of jazz.

Brave Voices is an educational effort focused on the role of Jazz during the Civil Rights era. Through a travelling exhibit, artist biographies and artifacts are presented alongside audio and video. A companion boxed set of vinyl records, coffee table book and an interactive website augment the program. Much of what defines the look is derived from media and techniques available at the time to inter­play between color, space, type, and image. One of the goals of the project was to pay homage and make visual reference to the work of Reid Miles and Blue Note redords without being explicitly imitative.

COMPLETED: Summer 2019
DISCIPLINE: Typography
PROJECT TYPE: Identity, print, digital, packaging, installation