Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Temporary exhibition

 

Role: Exhibition graphic design and production, exhibition identity design

Exhibit Photography: Aaron Cohen, CMHR

Mandela: Struggle for Freedom looks at Nelson Mandela and the movement that formed around him. Follow Mandela into hiding after he is declared an outlaw, and then join him inside a replica of the prison cell that was his home for 18 years. Experience the bittersweet joy of his release, after 27 long years of imprisonment. Finally, witness South Africa’s first democratic elections, and find out about Mandela’s efforts to rebuild a nation shattered by racism and injustice.

Drawing inspiration from protest posters of the era and South African textiles, the exhibit identity and graphic design explores those themes of apartness and othering.

© 2020 by Jeffrey Taniguchi