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The Life and Career of Huey P. Long

The first exhibition guide that I had the honor to produce for the Historic New Orleans Collection, featuring Louisiana’s most loved/reviled figure, Huey P. Long.

Photo by Leah Meltzer

Client: The Historic New Orleans Collection
Texts: Matt Farah, John H. Lawrence, Amanda McFillen

Pages 20
7 x 10 in.
Edition of 2000

Printed in New Orleans

Containing a long form text of Huey P. Long’s life and many photographs of printed ephemera, the design was to be read as an archivist’s journey through the many stages of his career, presented ‘as is.’ Elements of ‘art deco’ in the long exhibition title text and page numbering were included to give a bit of a personality to the booklet and to capture that particular moment in time, but not to appear as a document of the era.

Considering the museum’s visitors, in all age-ranges and those with particular interest in the topic, it seemed fitting to not push design boundaries, for sake of clear communication to the audience.

Deco-style logo mark for catalog and exhibition usage

Advertisement and opening invitation
Exhibition view image courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection