THE SILVERROOM CAMPAIGN



Client: The Silver Room
Studio: Span
Design Direction: Nick Adam
Design: Nick Adam, Avery Branen
Photographer: Angela Estrella Mejía
Models: Weléla Mar Kindred, Stephan Scendsei Steciw
Media Placement: Zeb
Scope: Campaign, Type Design
By creating space for community activism and expression, The Silver Room is a boutique store that goes far beyond retail. Since 1997, the Silverroom has been a Chicago institution whose mission is: to create a global community through art and culture.

When the Silverroom approached Span to create the store’s first-ever campaign — we knew we could be inspired directly by their culture. Working closely with Founder Eric Williams, Nick Adam set out to create a style that reflected the life and pride of the Silverroom. The outcome? A collaboration centered on community and inspired by the actions of the store’s supporters.

In Chicago, the Silverroom bag is a point of pride. One look at the store’s social media and you will find their supporters proudly tagging selfies while holding the bag. Span worked with photographer and Silverroom’s Marketing Manager Angela Estrella Mejía to create a photo series capturing this act. These photos underwent a simple treatment resulting in a bright, iconic, graphic approach that introduces Silver Room and its culture to a wider audience. The typographic posters build off the identity and custom type Nick Adam designed while at Thirst. The Type is inspired by the pulse of Reid Miles’ Blue Note album covers.


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This website incudes the curriculum vitae and a portfolio of projects Nick Adam lead, directed, and/or designed.
Much of the work was collaboratively designed in the internationally-awarded design studios of Span, Thrist, and Firebelly.
Some of these projects are personal explorations and some can be found in the permentant collection of museusms.


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