10 Midway is an online museum in the form of a graphic archive of Cold War-era QSL cards, which confirmed contact between ham radio operators.
The ham radio operators in question were my Dad and my Grandfather, which is how I came to own this collection of unique and often visually stunning artifacts. Each one was scanned front and back and carefully catalogued into "exhibits" to provide a richer experience.
Sitting at the intersection of technology, graphic design, and global history, I have used the collection as a springboard for the exploration and documentation of "early social media." Combining elements of pedagogy, UX, and exhibit design, 10 Midway interprets this unique cultural terrain via a "FIELD TRIP" module geared toward middle school age students.
Beyond concept and creation duties, I also tackle graphic design for 10 Midway. As an homage to my Grandpa Chuck, the colors and typography are meant to unite that of his alma mater--the Naval Academy--with WWII Measure 32 naval camouflage schemes, with which he was intimately acquainted.