Logo and identity created for the Colours, Community and Chemistry Exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. The exhibition was curated by Alison Boyle and was based on her research into artificial silk production by Courtaulds at their factory in the North-West of England from the 1950s to the 1980s. The exhibition touched on many different areas, bringing together displays on women in science, vintage fashion, social history, textile production, colour and chemistry. The logo was designed to reflect the many different strands of both the exhibition, the ethnic mix of the workers at the factory and also the file filaments created in the production of artificial silk. The colour palette of the logo references the pastel shades that were highly fashionable in the 1950s and early 1960, while the shape of the large ‘C’ represents the stitching used to make clothes from the fabric produced at the factory. The logo was used around promotional material for the exhibition, on the People’s History Museum and on the exhibition graphics. The exhibition ran from 8th October 2014 to 18th January 2015.
For more information about the exhibition please visit www.artificialsilk.org