BLACK HISTORY COLLECTION
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
THE BLACK HISTORY
Hijacking The Metroplitan Museum of Art by turning a clothing collection into a museum exhibit.
Black history has never been fairly represented in America. Especially in institutionalized organizations like public schools and museums.
So on February 15, 2020, we debuted The Black History Collection—5 uniquely designed coveralls, all featuring different icons from Black History—as a Black History Art Exhibit at The Met. Making it the first clothing collection to launch at The Met with living statues.
To get involved, follow us @blackhistorycollection
AGENCY — VISITOR CREATIVE STUDIO
ROLE — Creative Lead/Copywriter
CREATIVE PARTNER — Taylor Roberts (Creative Lead/Art Director)
DIRECTOR/DP — Blackout Panda // Itenji
EDITOR/DP — Eric Rogers
DESIGNER/DP — Chase Simmons
MUSIC — Mel DeBarge
MODELS — Andy Maignon // Patrick Enriquez // Ruth Orevba // J. Scott // Brianna Thomas
PRODUCTION CREW — Monica Joo // Jade Hurtado // Anne-Sophie Collier // David Weeks
Featured Black Icons (from Left to Right:
Six Triple Eight, Oloudah Equiano,
Dr. Mae Jemison, Allensworth CA, & Mansa Musa
For those who saw our art exhibit and wanted to learn more, we designed and handed out Black History Collection Pamphlets which mimicked the design of The Metropolitan Museum Maps. Except instead of showing the interiro map of the museum, we listed out the names and addresses of all black curated African American museums in New York.
We didn’t stop there. We posted The Black History Collection
to Instagram and hijacked @MetMuseum’s tagged photos page
to feature The Collection to their 3.5M followers.