HAS HEART: DELAWARE
Husband-and-wife creative duo Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher designed “Untold Stories,” an illustrative expression of the missed opportunities of their fathers to share their experiences serving in WWII before they passed. Jill’s father, Hugh Cypher, took part in one of the most gruesome and longest military conflicts in modern history: the Battle of the Bulge, whereas Ray’s father, Raymond Nichols, is believed to have drawn the artist conception of the atomic bomb while stationed in New Mexico.
For reasons unknown to them, neither of their fathers shared any of their experiences despite the impacts both of them may have had in such historical world events. Ray and Jill were initially inspired by the concept of redacted text, but even more so, they shared the desire to encourage the exact opposite of that: openly shared information.