Bruce Mau Design
CD: Elvira Barriga
the hutchins center at harvard university houses a group of world-leading research institutes and programs dedicated to the creation of cutting-edge knowledge in the field of african and african american research. The center encompasses, among other initiatives, the w.e.b. du bois research institute, the hiphop archive & research institute, the ethelbert cooper gallery for african & african american art and transition magazine. the identity is essentially the letter h made of five boxes, each could be used as adjustable and scalable placeholder for headline, copy and pattern. the background image is intentionally blurred to create a sense of depth and complexity in contrast with the boldness and simplicity of the identity.