Project: The Four Dog Blues Band, OR How Chester, Boy, Dog in the Fog, and Diva Took the Big City by Storm
Client: Mississippi Museum of Art
Years before Kiyomi was founded, its partners worked together to create a children's book for the Mississippi Museum of Art titled The Four Dog Blues Band, OR How Chester, Boy, Dog in the Fog, and Diva Took the Big City by Storm. The book was written and edited by Museum staff and illustrated by then 11-year-old Maggie Dunlap. The book traces the story of four dogs–from four works of art–who get together to form a band. They travel through the state via other works of art from the Museum's collection, to arrive at the grand opening of the organization's new building, where they perform for the crowd. In addition to the main story (which can be sung by inspired readers), a wise owl named Hoot provides facts about the artworks on each spread.