Thamesmead Community Archive

An online resource for the study of culture, community and architecture of the Thamesmead area. Thousands of materials have been collected by local residents (past and present), library archives, housing associations and local authorities.

Using graphic designer Peter Chadwick’s distinctive brand identity, we created a new website that tells immersive stories from the 1960s to the present day. We built a flexible and easy-to-manage system for the teams at art organisation TACO! and housing association Peabody.

We used the visual language of physical archive catalogues to showcase each artefact. Each item can be examined in detail and displays reference information alongside it.

We added movement and interaction to the bold visual identity for an engaging experience while browsing the archive.