Taking Norman Rockwell's lead, contemporary designers, artists and even an ad man or two are lending their design chops for an art exhibit examining basic human freedoms in the present political climate.
The Wolfsonian museum and library in Miami Beach invited 60 artists and designers, including talents ranging from Chip Kidd, Ed Fella, Neville Brody to Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Pentagram, to reinterpret Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" posters. (The originals were recently gifted to the museum.) The exhibit, "Thoughts on Democracy," went on display over Independence Day weekend.
The halls of the Wolfsonian, a museum that showcases everything from furniture design to advertising from the politically charged era between the Industrial Revolution and the end of the Second World War, is a fitting forum for a visual conversation between a peppered group of talent that represents the spectrum of the design world.