Renaissance rebirth - tachina lee

This gallery is a collection of pieces that discuss the social adversities that existed during the early 1960s and have continued to exist throughout our days. These works are in the form of newsprints, posters, articles and logos with a vast amount of text. They're printed with ink on paper and other medium and are meant to either explicitly or covertly fight the continuous battle against oppression.

Vietnam is a poster created with a design as if it were for a movie. It contains a vast amount of picture and text depicting the artist's feelings toward the war in Vietnam. The artist collages images of children atop those of Adolf Hitler. The focus image is of a middle aged American man relaxing in a lawn chair with soldiers and captives at his back. With phrases like "MODERN ATROCITIES IN FULL COLOR!", and "PRICE OF ADMISSION: YOUR SON PLUS TAXES", to accompany these images,viewers have no complications with trying to understand this piece.
The subject of this poster is Bobby James Hutton, who was the first recruit to join the Black Panther Party. The black and white image is a memorial to 18 year old Hutton. The poster's border is lined with white silhouettes of automatic weapons. At the top margin of the page sits a larger scaled grey automatic weapon. A bit of text to the right of Hutton head reads "BORN APRIL 21, 1950. MURDERED BY OAKLAND PIG DEPT. APRIL 6, 1968."
Eldridge Cleaver, a former leader of the Black Panther Party, is depicted in this red and black poster in which appears to be a flyer for a presentation that was to be given by Cleaver. The subject appears to be calling for support in Cleaver becoming president of the United States. The image of Cleaver is a silhouette of his face, accenting his trademark goatee. The artist places heavy emphasis on the words "CLEAVER" and "PRESIDENT" by having them on a larger scale than the other text.
An unknown artist uses color to convey strong emotion and contrast. In this poster, a light orange hue over an image of a handcuffed Black Panther sits as the focus behind a group of dark green colored police officers in riot gear. The images are all often, yet the quote is that of a woman. The words "FREE THE PANTHERS" sit emphasized near the bottom of the page.
A vertical American flag is the background for this poster. The foreground is an American coin, but instead of there being a president as the face, there is a Native man. Two simple words, "RED POWER" sit on the coin as well. The coin's background contains a yin and yang style black and white design.
A soft pink image of a mother cradling her child is the focus of this poster. The text at the bottom is a collage of different font types that come together to explicitly state the artist's feelings towards the lack of care shown to immigrants in the United States. The thick line work creates a silhouette that acts as the border for the image.
This image is of a poster for the movie Jungle Fever, which was released in 1991. It is an image of a man and a woman interlocking their fingers. The man is Black and the woman white. His dark, thick hand appears strong but gentle as it rests in between the delicate, narrow fingers of the woman.
Racism depicts the word in black as a beast with the letter C as its mouth; containing sharp, jagged teeth. This letter is the focus of the poster. It is centered and is red instead of black like the other letters. The texture is very rough and appears to create movement in the image.
The cover art for this book, The Monkey Suit, depicts the neck and chest of a man in a suit. His tie is replaced with a knotted rope. The image has a gritty, grey colored hue and does not allow view of the man’s face. It is scaled and cut to fit the space. His dark suit acts as a background with heavy contrast to the lighter colored rope and shirt.
This very simple logo for the Museum of the African Diaspora has a bright, fiery orange background with white lettering. Pointillism is used to create the letters. These dots gradually expand away from the letters that are placed center focus in the image. The artist creates a variation in the proportions of the letter “o” to the other letters to show the lack of importance the word it represents holds.
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