The Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Through The Years

One sandwich, three ingredients, 239 years of history. Click through the graphic to learn more about how the PB&J has impacted American history and culture.

_____

Author annotation:

In response to the Translation issue of Unfiltered, the design team looked at the peanut butter and jelly sandwich as an American icon. It all started as a playful experiment to see what happens when you elevate a simple staple by exhibiting it. We felt that PB&J is as iconic to the American cultural identity as historical figures and events, so we inserted the PB&J into pivotal moments in U.S. history. The exhibit was curated in a salon style format playing with the intimate and grandiose. In the end, the interactive piece reveals that greatness goes hand in hand with the simple and mundane.

Design Team

Explore this issue

I’m Sorry, Skippy: Confessions of a Peanut Butter Snob

Read More 

Cracking the Mystery of the Peanut Allergy

Letter From The Editor

Classic PB&J, Just Like Mom Used To Make

Adults Try PB&J For The First Time

Have Your PB&J And Drink It Too: Craft Beer’s Flavor-Forward Reinvention

You are
reading

The Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Through The Years