18th Annual Black History Month Art Surf

by Fred Showker

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Graffiti Turned High Art

2013 annual Black History Month search for creative design

Faith47 is a South African based self taught contemporary street artist. She has international recognition for her work which is inspired by existential questions - 'the meaning of life' type questions.
      Faith47 is best known as a street artist, or graffiti artist, operating in South Africa and internationally via relevant exhibitions and mural projects.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Faith47 - notobsolete.wordpress.com
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Kehinde Wiley : legacy of portraitists

2013 annual Black History Month search for creative design

Los Angeles native and New York based visual artist, Kehinde Wiley has firmly situated himself within art history’s portrait painting tradition.
      As a contemporary descendent of a long line of portraitists, including Reynolds, Gainsborough, Titian, Ingres, among others, Wiley, engages the signs and visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and the sublime in his representation of urban, black and brown men found throughout the world.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : http://www.kehindewiley.com/
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Direct Mail for design etiquette by Wanda Priem

2013 annual Black History Month search for creative design

Wanda Priem writes :
      As designers we know about all the bad design out there, thus I created a society that strives to create a culture that always produces good design – The Society of Design Etiquette or SDE. The best way to get good design is to convince people that it adds value and that it’s in their best interests to produce it. The more the market sees and understands the premium that comes from good design, the more it will become the norm. The society has four principles: Always be original, check your guidelines, communicate a clear message and obey the typography rules.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : African Digital Art Network
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Stuff that piques my interest

2013 annual Black History Month search for creative design

Graphic Designer Diane Mukiama in Atlanta, GA doesn't just do her own art, she chronicals and archives interesting and creative items she discovers!
     
READ THIS REPORT Full story : Diane Mukiama
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Fred Showker

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