The challenge: Walking in Others Footsteps is a unique project for a few reasons. First of all, the majority of the content is about an bringing an audio archive to life. And second, the theme is talking about a time where graphic design didn’t really exist.
The brief: My job was to create promotional materials to promote the public engagement events.
The inspiration: To truly get under the skin of this project, I began by looking at images from the early 1900’s including photographs, newspapers, signage, packaging and more. Back then, graphic designers didn’t exist – it was predominantly done by sign makers and print shops. Even when it was done in working class areas, it was often incredibly basic.
The work: I created a range of promotional material to promote the events. Offline graphics included print graphics, such as posters, booklets and fabric hangings for the final event. Online graphics included social media posts and frames for the film that was shown on the final night.
The idea: Taking inspiration from these images and the language of the time, I created a concept called “Home is where the history is.” The idea here is to show that although we live and work in the same places as people did 100 years ago, our lives are worlds apart.