Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Indians Yesterday and Today

Found this Bureau of Indian Affairs booklet here today. We were planning to see the Edward Hopper/Winslow Homer exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. We forgot that Tuesday is freeday - the line to get in was at least 45 people. We're going to try again tomorrow! I'm glad it worked out that way now, it was so nice to visit this shop, and it's owner. The design of this cover is pretty fascinating. The old with the new - the type at the bottom is what caught my eye. I'm also taken with the back cover - probably because of my most recent freelance job:
I was assisting a book cover designer - a really fun gig. I'm looking forward to doing more work like that in the future.

Hoping to post some images from our trip to the
Art Institute of Chicago tomorrow!


Blaize said...

Cool. And you are right about the fonts and the back cover. The "savage to civilized" message? Not my favorite, but I love old brochures, etc.

Kerry said...

I know what you mean about the art Blaize - surprisingly the content is pretty good. It addresses the fact that school children didn't learn much about Indian culture and history in school. The point of booklet was to educate (with a good dose of propaganda thrown in I'm sure!)