As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes Exhibition

Traveling exhibition curated by Jerome Harris. As, Not For features prominent African American graphic designers’ work from 1899–2000 traditionally absent in a design history/pedagogy that normalizes Eurocentric aesthetic.
Exhibition design with Angela Lian, Ashlie Dawkins & Gabbi Ferrari. Direction by Mary Yang

Work featured in the show made by: Buddy Esquire, Phase 2, Emory Douglas, Archie Boston, Grafton Tyler Brown, Emmett McBain, Eugene Winslow, LeRoy Winbush, Reginald Gammon, Art Sims, W.E.B. DuBois, Pen & Pixel, Laini (Sylvia) Abernathy, Sun Ra, Cey Adams

*Some of the designers/arists  beyond the show (special thank you to Jerome for providing the list):

Georg Olden, Sylvia Harris, Alex Walker, Fitzhugh Dinkins, Herbert Temple, Norman Hunter, Tom Miller, Ed Towles, Evan Gaffney, Gail Anderson, Leo Dillon, Michele Washington, Charles White, Timothy Jackson, Lois M. Jones, Archie Boston, Arthur Logan

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