Killing Lincoln

Shedding Light on One of Our Nation's Darkest Hours

Challenge

The National Geographic Channel tasked us with bringing the story of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination back to life for their new show, Killing Lincoln.

Solution

We created an HTML5 parallax site that took users back to 1865, letting them follow John Wilkes Booth in the days leading up to Lincoln’s death. We compiled nearly 1,000 historic photographs, quotes and writings from several characters, exploring the motivations behind the murder and Booth’s arrest.

Results

Visitors spent an average of 45 minutes on site | Emmy Nomination | One Show Bronze Pencil