Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas

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A reformatted edition of the first book to show the provocative posters and groundbreaking graphics of the Black Panther Party. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense, formed in the aftermath of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965, sounded a defiant cry for an end to the institutionalized subjugation of African Americans. The Black Panther newspaper was founded to articulate the party’s message, and artist Emory Douglas became the paper’s art director and later the party’s minister of culture. Douglas’s artistic talents and experience proved a powerful combination: his striking collages of photographs and his own drawings combined to create some of the era’s most iconic images. This landmark book brings together a remarkable lineup of party insiders who detail the crafting of the party’s visual identity.

Written by Emory Douglas, edited by Sam Durant, forward by Danny Glover, preface by Bobby Seale. Published by Rizzoli in 2014. Hardcover, measures 10.9 x 7.9 x 1 inch, 224 pages. ISBN 9780847841899

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