Award-winning Creative Director, Jon Daniel, has curated what is set to be an exciting adventure – the Afro Supa Hero exhibition, running from 14 September 2013 – 9 February 2014, at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London. The exhibition will give us an insight into Jon's own experience, as a boy of African Caribbean heritage, growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain. Jon's collection of action figures, games, comics and other paraphernalia, starring pop culture heroes and heroines of the African diaspora, represent some of the positive black role models he (and many of us, around the world) grew up with.
The Afro Supa Hero Facebook page houses a sneak peek of what you can expect to see; chronicles Jon's journey to launch and; also includes a TV channel, with relevant clips from the era of his childhood.
Along with curating the exhibition, Jon designed the graphic identity used in its promotion, centred around afro supa heroes of his own making. A few examples are shown here. All in all, I'm really looking forward to the whole experience and I'm chuffed that such a major mainstream institution is facilitating this presentation of cultural history.
Images courtesy of Jon Daniel
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