Make Art. Disrupt The System - Emory Douglas tribute cotton tote bag

“​​Art is a powerful tool, a language that can be used to enlighten, inform and guide to action."

- Emory Douglas

Make Art!  Disrupt the system!

This design is a tribute to Emory Douglas, a social justice graphic designer and a revolutionary artist whose iconic style has shaped the consciousness of civil rights movements across the world. He is best known for his work as the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party and the official artist for the Black Panther newspaper from 1967 through the early 1980s.

Chances are that even if you don't recognize his name, you have been impacted by his art, or the art of others who have been influenced by him. He is one of the main artistic influences of the work of Naomi Grace, Melanin Rising's founder.

Emory Douglas' brilliance lies in his ability to convey complex political concepts in simple terms, making these provocative messages. Using bold, high-contrast images, photomontage and incorporating text, his style has become synonymous with revolution and social justice movements.


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This design pays homage to Douglas' signature high-contrast, heavy lined style incorporating text and collage. Emory Douglas' work is best known from the Black Panther paper, The Black Panther Community News Service, text in this design is in a typewriter font.

100% cotton canvas oversized tote bag with snap closure.  Perfect use as a book bag, laptop case, gym bag, diaper bag, grocery bag, or anything else you may want to carry while looking stylish and spreading a message of liberation through art.

With two ways to carry, adjustable strap to carry cross body or over your shoulder, shorter strap for hand-held function

Inner zippered pocket to hold your wallet, keys, phone, or anything else you might want to have easy access.

Includes hang tag with more information, as well as patch on inner zippered pocket with QR code that leads to website with more information on Emory Douglas, including links and videos.