Preserving global diversity, one culture at a time. Experts say that every two weeks, a unique language disappears with its last surviving speaker. We help these indigenous cultures by (1) documenting threatened, traditional lifestyles, (2) increasing awareness of indigenous issues, and (3) funding preservation initiatives to empower community leaders.
My involvement with the Vanishing Cultures Project includes various work. I worked with them to develop branding through logo, font, and color selections. For their web presence, a custom build, we developed a few interesting features. The ability to sell prints directly from their site with the help of a cool plug-in was essential. A self sustaining way to update new products (books, calendars, etc) was an e-commerce must. The site was developed with the future of the organization in mind, hosting video and displaying full size images with little hassle for the organizations staff.
I also was asked to produce a map for their most recent book,
Great endeavor, great organization, great people!
You can check out their full site and wonderful work here