After our successful collaboration on The Empathy Project, Paul Rucker commissioned me to design the identity and publication for his most ambitious project yet: Rewind. Rewind explores America's uncomfortable history of social justice and race relations with sculptures, historical material and objects. During the long process of visual research, I came to know of some of the most horrific true stories i've ever heard. A deeply emotional and disturbing project, Paul wanted it to be accessible in the most modern yet historically relevant way. We decided to create a thorough show catalogue, designed as a newspaper with background information and research each concept.
I designed this newspaper in a visually organic, eclectic way, mixing text and image on a visual anchoring system that echoes a timeline of sorts. It is a chronological view of information starting from slavery and ends with contemporary discourse on police brutality. The show and the paper were well recieved by the community at large.
I chose to use the typography to be the bridge between us and the different times we are rewinding to: A scotch roman (commonly used in American publications in the 19th century) for text and contemporary revivals of old grotesques for header and caption text.