Black Design in America

Black Design in America is the first in a series of BIPOC Centered design history courses facilitated by Polymode. Through recorded lectures, readings, and discussions, the class sheds light on moments of oppression and visibility. The series revisits and rewrites...

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Silas Munro

Shannon Doronio (Chavez)

Ana Llorente


Strikethrough: Typography Messages of Protest for Civil Rights

In the 1960s and 1970s of this country, everyday activists took to the streets with placards in their raised arms with urgent messages made visible in typographic form. This selection of protest graphics will focus on a Black experience. However,...

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Lauren Williams

Vanessa Zúñiga Tinizaray


Funk, Blaxploitation, & Hip Hop Aesthetics

From the bass heavy riffs of Curtis Mayfield’s SuperFly 1973 soundtrack to the scratch and synthesized Brox rhythms of 1970s and 1980s DJ’s like Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash—the histories of Black music and Black design have been intermixed. Many scholars have foregrounded Phase...

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