I have always had an interest in peculiar pieces of history. It was therefore a fun challenge, when TimeWinder asked me to create a visual overview of the history of the propeller hat.
My research began and ended on the Internet. Though there is not much information available about the colorful clothing item, I managed to compile all the bits and pieces into a chronological and coherent text which I then translated into Danish.
My task was to create multiple large posters to turn the history into a fun and engaging experience. I had complete freedom over the design, colors and typography. I chose a very colorful and childlike design accurately representing the values associated with the propeller hat. Though each page has a unique visual identity, they all share the same core values: Colorful and fun.
The task of visualizing the history of the propeller hat was so much fun that I decided to transfer it online. Registering the domain name propellerfella.com, I hardcoded a one-page website in HTML and CSS in yet a unique and colorful design. I furthermore made the posters available for download, making it possible for everybody to experience the colorful history of the propeller hat – both in a digital and analog format.