Despite the abolishment of slavery more than a century ago, Black people have continued to face systemic oppression ranging from Jim Crow to the War on Drugs. The bold imagery that is revealed through the rips seeks to convey just this. Rather than simply being angry at the fact, I wanted to give viewers something actionable to do with their feelings — hence the information pointing them towards a then upcoming Black Lives Matter Rally.

Despite the abolishment of slavery more than a century ago, Black people have continued to face systemic oppression ranging from Jim Crow to the War on Drugs. The bold imagery that is revealed through the rips seeks to convey just this. Rather than simply being angry at the fact, I wanted to give viewers something actionable to do with their feelings — hence the information pointing them towards a then upcoming Black Lives Matter Rally.

Advised by:
Annabelle Gould

Completed:
Fall 2017

Advised by:
Annabelle Gould

Completed:
Fall 2017

Thirteenth_FinalPoster

The final poster.

The final poster.

Thirteenth_PosterMock

The posters mocked up.

The posters mocked up.

Thirteenth_PosterVariations

I manually ripped, glued together, and scanned the poster into my computer before layering the text.

I manually ripped, glued together, and scanned the poster into my computer before layering the text.