“As, Not For” is an incomplete historical survey of work created by African-American graphic designers over the last century, curated by Jerome Harris. These practitioners are absent in classroom lectures, and their methods mostly invisible or uncredited in the field. 39 posters will be on view that promote the neglected methodologies developed by Black designers and challenge the ubiquity of White and anti-Black aesthetics in our designed world. Attend the opening night of As, Not For on Monday, September 9 to meet the curator, with a live DJ set by Harris. 

Featured Designers: 

Buddy, Esquire, Phase 2, Pen and Pixel, Reginald Gammon, Art Sims, Laini (Sylvia) Abernathy, Archie Boston, Sun Ra, Emmett McBain, Eugene Winslow, Leroy Winbush, Grafton Tyler Brown, Cey Adams, and Emory Douglas.

Featured Event:

Join Harris on September 14 for a RISO Printing Workshop that explores themes like power, protest and the celebration of marginalized voices. Tickets are $85 and includes materials, technician and refreshments. Get tickets here.


Jerome Harris is a graphic designer originally from New Haven, Connecticut and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Harris holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University and a BA from Temple University. Harris is the Design Director of Housing Works, a non-profit organization fighting the HIV/AIDS and homelessness crisis in New York City. 

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September 09, 2019
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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