PopWalters

For the Walters museum in Baltimore, I was tasked with creating an exhibition of selected artworks of my choosing, and designing a type identity and gallery guide for the exhibit. Given the mission of the museum to provide art to the inhabitants of Baltimore, I decided to represent the artwork in a way that would appeal to the youth of color in the city I often saw skateboarding around public monuments. Instead of creating a traditional gallery exhibition, I created a skateboard brand called Pop Walters, and curated a collection of works from the museum to be used as skate deck designs. I then designed a zine style skate catalog that could fit in someone’s back-pocket and shared at skateparks. I was inspired by, and borrowed from, the imagery being created by Baltimore and NY skate crews comprised mostly of social justice/community focused men and women of color.

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