HeartLines logo design is for a Native Indian training and resource organization. They create products that speak to the native peoples of the land and their strong connection with the land.
Complete book design including cover and internal pages for Heartlines. We also wrote the title for this book. It had a working title but didn’t seem to capture the heart of the book. So we made a few suggestions and this is what resulted. This book highlights several Salish Indian women’s stories. It includes a couple maps for reference and some minor editing.
an excerpt from the Foreword:
The lives of the women you are about to read of were shaped by particular events and situations. each of them was a daughter, wife, and mother. All four faced a world that was rapidly changing. This shifting life often brought great loss and suffering. They shared sorrows common to all women, but also unique to Salish women during the twentieth century. every woman confronted the alteration of her community with thoughts and beliefs speci c to her.
These small windows into four lives show the action and agency of women—Salish women. Their stories are important to know. They will help shape our understanding of being fully human. The measure of their lives is impossible to quantify. Their stories will continue to shape and in uence their families and community into the future.
Project Background: Stories from a Nation Within
The DVD Packaging Design for Stories from a Nation Within is a four-part educational video package. HeartLines, lead by Julie Cajune, hired us to capture the essence of this educational series. The content was produced by an Indian lawyer and presents great information about these topics:
- Contemporary Tribal Government
- Indian Law and Tribal Sovereignty
- Indian Water Rights
- Allotment & Homesteading on the Flathead Indian Reservation
Project Background: Redefined Art & Identity
I love working with HeartLines Director, Julie Cajune. I particularly enjoy working on projects that apply to my field. The DVD package design for an educational documentary called Redefined: American Indian Art & Identity is just that. I like to call it “art for an art form.” The content of the documentary was great. So, inspiration struck and the result is a great design.
From the back cover:
American Indian writers and visual artists talk about art and identity. At times, Native artists and writers expect to produce something that is characteristically “Indian.” What does that mean? Does art by Native people have to look or sound “Indian?” C. Maxx Stevens tells us that it only needs to be honest. In these interviews, several Native artists give honest, brave and insightful ideas about their own art and identity.
Heartlines produces educational materials about American Indian culture. We’ve created several DVD packaging designs as well as books for them. This one is called Inside Anna’s Classroom.