Black panther revolutionary art emory douglas

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black panther revolutionary art emory douglas

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas by Emory Douglas

The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, remains one of the most controversial movements of the 20th-century. Founded by the charismatic Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the party sounded a defiant cry for an end to the institutionalized subjugation of African Americans. The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the partys message and artist Emory Douglas became the papers art director and later the partys Minister of Culture. Douglass artistic talents and experience proved a powerful combination: his striking collages of photographs and his own drawings combined to create some of the eras most iconic images, like that of Newton with his signature beret and large gun set against a background of a blood-red star, which could be found blanketing neighborhoods during the 12 years the paper existed. This landmark book brings together a remarkable lineup of party insiders who detail the crafting of the partys visual identity.
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Emory Douglas - Design and Activism of the Black Panthers

Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

Black Panther Durant, Sam ed. New York: Rizzoli, ISBN: Newton and Bobby Seale.

This book is just fantastic! It's about time that Emory Douglas got the proper amount of attention that he deserves. The reproductions are about as perfect as they can be. In fact because it's art It was a good survey of how media can push ideas. The graphic design was just as important to the cause the speeches and protests. The book included the illustrator's thoughts and opinions on his work

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Douglas was the Norman Rockwell of the ghetto, concentrating on the poor and oppressed. He respected the non-violent actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, but he was among the many young victims of racial inequality who wanted to push harder. There was a curfew for young blacks my age in the Fillmore district where I lived. It was a disturbing thing. There were civil rights movements here in San Francisco. They would show on the national news the dogs being sicced on the marchers, being sprayed with the hoses, being beaten with the batons.

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  1. Basil O. says:

    The Black Panther Party is often associated with armed resistance, but one of the most potent weapons in its outreach to African-Americans in cities across the country was its artwork.

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