Jenny Burrows and Matt Kappler struck design gold. Their school project was to create an ad campaign for a major museum, the Smithsonian, was either assigned to them or chosen. but what followed after was nothing short of awesome. They created an engaging campaign blending the modern cultural references with their ancestral superiors.
Ozzy has a potty mouth, But how does Andrew Jackson strike you?
The campaign got so popular that the Smithsonian itself contacted Jenny. Unfortunately they are so short sighted they don’t want to be connected to the project. Read more about the nitty and the gritty here on Jenny’s blog. Not a good choice gentlemen, this could have been huge. This could have been the PG version of Baddassoftheweek (Awesome site but not for the easily offended)
My favorite piece was the Ozzy/Jackson one. There may be people among you who have a poor feeling on the Genghis Khan poster, given that most of his conquests, well were conquests and not willing. Jenny responded to that very valid criticism by saying that the posters were supposed to engender conversation, and they do that. It would be very easy to craft an exhibit to showcase the differences and the horror that Khan wrought across the world. (KHHHHHHHHHAAANNNNNN) sorry couldn’t resist
I sincerely hope that some other forward thinking educational institution takes the mantel up and runs with it. Oh the places you’ll go. If you’re interested in finding larger versions to print check Jenny’s Website for the PDF