Designing an identity for a virtual project that aims to provide website visitors with a wide array of tools to help deepen the understanding of the history and experience of people with disabilities.
The Disability History Museum is an online experience that allows users to search thousands of digital artifacts that document the history of disabilities from blindness and deafness to many other forms of physical disabilities. An educational section provides tools for teachers to bring the history of disabilities into the classroom.
Designlounge created the identity to drive attention to the main content sections of the website. The altered letters “h” and “m” in “dhm” signify the three gateways—or archways—to the content of the site: the library, the education section, and the museum.
Logo System and Stationery
The Disability History Museum Website
The Disability History Museum is an online experience that allows users to search thousands of digital artifacts that document the history of disabilities from blindness and deafness to many other forms of physical and mental disabilities. The website’s exhibit and special feature sections are currently being updated to include an extensive overview of the American author, activist, and lecturer Helen Keller who is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities.
Special Feature: Becoming Helen Keller
Becoming Helen Keller, a work in progress is a 2-hour film biography for the PBS series American Masters. It will bring Keller’s story vividly to life with hundreds of rarely-seen photographs, historic film clips, innovative recreations, and a marvelous performance by the actress Cherry Jones. We designed the film identity based on the braille translation of Helen Keller’s name, as well as supporting materials. We also integrated the identity into the DHM website and created a Facebook banner.
Supporting the film: Promotional Posters as Pledge Gifts
The Becoming Helen Keller film project is funded with major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and others. To encourage additional support we designed materials that will be used as Thank You items to give away for specific pledge categories.