As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes


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An Incomplete Guide To African-American Graphic Designers active between 1865-1999

By Jerome Harris

A historical survey of work created by African-American graphic designers, this booklet aims to begin addressing the absence of these practitioners in too many classroom lectures and shine a light on contributions that have been mostly invisible or uncredited in the field.

A companion to Harris's on-going exhibitions of the same name, As, Not For aims to promote the inclusion of neglected Black designers and their developed methodologies while challenging the ubiquity of White and anti-Black aesthetics in our designed world.

The booklet is a useful resource for classrooms as well as for design practitioners seeking a broader understanding of design history. 

Edited, designed, and published by Jerome Harris

40 pages, saddle stitch binding, b&w, 5.75 × 8.5 inches

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