graphic design: a different side of the bpp / by Maya Alexis

I've written a few papers investigating the effects of the Black Panther media for two different courses. I relied almost entirely on primary sources, specifically the online archive of BPP publications (@SUSANBOGAS).

This past June, a video titled "the Man Behind the Art of the Black Panther Party," was released. This film exposed some of the history behind the critical publications. The narrator discusses the creative and graphic design elements of the articles; illuminating the actual art components of the publications. Emory Douglous is  responsible for the poignant illustrations and type faces that define the Black Panthers 

"The production company Dress Code used archival footage and conversations with Douglas to share his story alongside the rise and fall of the Panthers. 'My art is about enlightening and informing people about issues,' he says in the film. 'We were creating the culture—the culture of resistance, the culture of defiance, the culture of self-determination."