Collecting the Seeds



Komitas Museum Institute
Collecting the Seeds



Editorial Design, Illustration, Lettering  

History:
Toumajan, as one of Komitas's five students, devoted his whole life to collecting countless folklore pieces from Western Armenian informants deported from their homeland as a result of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, who resettled in Diaspora communities. 
After studying in Paris, he moved to New York, where he would occasionally visit the barber Anoush Grigorian in his barbershop. Anoush was an excellent singer bearing the folk musical tradition from the region of Van. During his work, Anush used to sing while Mihran Toumanjan was writing down the songs. We decided to illustrate this episode. 

The title of the exhibition "Haskakagh" (Collecting the Seeds) comes from an expression used by Toumajan himself when describing his work. In the visual communication of the exhibition I included wheat spikes. 
 
 
Objective:
To create the graphic part of the exhibition dedicated to Mihran Toumajan’s life and heritage. 


 
 
Team: 
Curator - Nairi Khatchadourian 
Scientific Adviser - Gayane Amiraghyan 
Exhibition design - urbanlab
 
 
 
 




Client: Komitas Museum-Institute
Date: 2018
Service: Editorial Design, Illustration, Lettering

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Collecting the Seeds
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Collecting the Seeds

Objective: To create the graphic part of the exhibition dedicated to Mihran Tumajan’s life and heritage.
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