Every year the Louisiana Department of Tourism in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Archaeology celebrates the rich history of the state by conducting an “Archaeology Week” campaign. The campaign focuses attention on a different specific archaeological site located within the state to help raise awareness on a statewide level.
In 2004 the Department was looking for a new graphics vendor to create a poster for the campaign and Aeon was selected for the project. In years past, the poster was to be distributed to locations around the state to help raise awareness of the week-long event and this year was no different. The subject of this particular project focused on an exhibit regarding a Native American village in Avoyelles Parish.
Surprisingly, the attention garnered by the poster design was more than expected. It was so well received that the department decided to award Aeon with the annual project for the next six years.
Later during the same year, the department head reached out to Aeon founder Carl Accardo to discuss additional projects that were on the books for the next few years.