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The Momentus Project

Madison, Wisconsin

The Momentus Project is a “collaborative project in which a select group of designers, illustrators, and artists create visual interpretations of the most defining moments in United States history as a way of informing others of our proud, yet sometimes troubled and forgotten past.”

The project is the brainchild of Evan Stremke, designer/art director at Planet Propaganda in Madison, Wisconsin. He also serves as the project’s curator, soliciting and approving the submissions of fellow designers, whose ranks include previous features The Heads of State, Bobby McKenna, Tad Carpenter, and Adam Garcia, among many others.

The Momentus Project features a diverse array of illustrative styles and creative interpretations of United States historical events. The featured events span the entire history of the United States, starting with the Boston Massacre and currently ending with The End of the NASA Shuttle Program. The project is a great resource for those interested in both history and design. Due to the impressive list of participating designers the project is an excellent overview of the current state of illustration in the States, and also a reminder of important events that impacted global history.

There are currently 51 illustrated events included in the project, with 9 of those still awaiting illustrators. As history is constantly being made we have to assume the project will continue to add events, both recent and past. The Momentus Project can be found online at momentusproject.com, and Evan Stremke can be reached via Twitter @EvanStremke.

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