The Black Church
In this first round of design exploratory for The Black Church, we are broadly looking at many of the different GFX needs for the series — paying attention to both aesthetics and storytelling. Below we present different treatments for the following: Archival media, Songs, Sermons, Illustrations, & Maps.
Below are a few frames exploring the treatment of archival material. The following approaches are relatively conservative in approach and respect the archival materials — allowing them to stand out and reinforce storytelling in the show’s narrative. For newspaper articles, we have had good luck in the past sourcing high res art from Newspapers.com, or the New York Times machine. Below we show how sourcing these materials at home in a full newspaper spread can allow for a greater context. Additionally, we add texture and lighting to the archival and often collage them together creating more exciting layouts.