“Canada by Treaty: Negotiating Histories” Travelling Exhibit

Graphic Design (In-house with Lord Cultural Resources)




This University of Toronto-produced exhibit tells the story of how Canada was shaped by negotiation, describing and explaining the treaties that allowed non-Indigenous people to live on and own land in what is now Canada. It was co-curated by Laurie Bertram, an assistant professor of history, and James Bird, an undergraduate Indigenous student, and draws on content created by students in Prof. Heidi Bohaker’s course, Canada by Treaty: Alliances, Title Transfers and Land Claims.

It was produced in 2017, partially in response to / with funding from “Canada 150” (marking the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation), and was exhibited at various sites on the University campus as well as the offices of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at Queen’s Park.

My role in the project, as a graphic designer at Lord Cultural Resources, was to create a style guide and graphic layouts that honoured the curator’s intentions and accessibility requirements. I also produced final artwork files for fabricators Skyline Atlantic.

Read more about the exhibit here.



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