Graphic design and coordination for a free exhibition at the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library
The titling for the exhibit which uses a variety of fonts — slab serif, condensed sans serif, and wide grotesque, references the historical typography seen in urban atlases across time.
To emphasize the exhibitions concept of how the city has changed over time, circles, crops, and annotations help visitors see how blocks and buildings have changed in form or use. Postcards, archival photos, and other ephemera help illustrate the story further, immersing the viewer in previous versions of our city.
The exhibition’s tonal color system is pulled from the vivid colored blocks used on the atlases.
One woman, Florida Ruffin Ridley is referred to throughout Building Blocks, a singular figure in Boston’s Black history.