Exhibition identities for Derrick Adams: Sanctuary and Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America at the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD). Adams' work in Sanctuary was inspired by The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guidebook for black American road-trippers published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1967, during the Jim Crow era in America.
Both exhibitions explored issues of mobility and racism within the United States. Today, the Green Book serves as a poignant artifact and reminder of the importance of equality during a time in which uneven law enforcement continues to negatively shape the lives and experiences of many black Americans. *
The two graphic identities shared similar gestures, creating visual connections between the exhibitions — elongated em dashes to reference a sense of travel, tonal and reflective vinyls that became visible with the viewer's movement through the gallery space, and framing devices referencing the Green Book's design.