“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.
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.
The unisex soft-style t-shirt puts a new spin on casual comfort. Made from very soft materials, this tee is 100% cotton. The shoulders have twill tape for improved durability. There are no side seams. The collar is made with ribbed knitting to prevent curling damage.
.: 100% ring-spun cotton
.: Light fabric
.: Tear-away label
.: Runs true to size
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