The Great Charter Exhibit

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I was hired by Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation to design the exhibit The Great Charter and the General Assembly: Founding a Legacy in 1619 at the Capitol Visitor Center in Richmond, Virginia. The exhibit was on display from January to December 2019. A traveling version of the exhibit was also created, in the form of eight pop-up banners.

Working with a team of curators from both Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and the American Evolution™ team, I created elevations, designed signage, met with potential fabricators, and supervised the installation of the exhibit.

My favorite part of the process was picking the colors and fonts. After taking a look at the images provided by curatorial, I knew I had to use the gorgeous motifs on the maps. The bold, hand-painted colors became a basis for the entire exhibit’s look.

The Great Charter was a legacy project of American Evolution™. American Evolution™ commemorated the 400th anniversary of key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today.