Halifax Public Libraries African Heritage Month Timeline
This design celebrates African Nova Scotian history at the Halifax Central Library and across the Library system. 



Creative Lead: John Thomson

Graphic Designer: Ashley Radisic

Manager, Marketing & Communications: Janine Basha

Marketing Specialist: Colleen Fraser


Design Solution:

A timeline of significant events was designed to educate the public on the achievements and contributions of African Nova Scotians starting at the year 1605 and continuing to Present Day, with research compiled by African Nova Scotian community members. The inclusion of both photos and graphics in the design helped bring the subject matter to life and the display was adapted into a printed takeaway available across all 14 libraries. 


Judge’s Pick:

"The African Heritage Month Timeline is a noteworthy piece of visual communication. It beautifully combines content and imagery from differing sources in a cohesive and visually appealing format while remaining simple and informative. The typography honours the subject matter and is elegant and understated. The piece also integrates aspects of the Halifax Public Library’s branding in a subtle and appropriate manner. Those elements, combined with its production method and the consideration of the environment in which it was installed, make it a perfect example of effective, compelling in-house design."

– Chris Govias