As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes (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