The Amistad Center For Art & Culture
(Created under Jargon Boy Design Studio)
Founded in 1987, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is an independent not-for-profit cultural arts organization, housed at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The Amistad Center manages a multi-disciplinary collection of fine art, photography, historical artifacts, memorabilia, and rare books that document the African American experience.
Creative Director Greg Chinn created various marketing pieces for the museum, working closely with Curator WM Frank Mitchell. The most significant, being the Sing the Truth: Voices from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture banners. They celebrate the emergence of an African American female performance tradition and its impact on the fight for freedom in America. The Sing the Truth mobile exhibit included 11 banners measuring 7ft x 2ft in dimension and various collateral materials (poster, teaser postcard and donation brochure). The banner program was highlighted in Communication Arts. Connecticut Creatives featured the banners in The 25 Show, a full-color perfect-bound magazine highlighting Connecticut's design community.