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Virtual Talk: A Stupendous All-Star Negro Motion Picture

November 16, 2020

Join designer and educator Kelly Walters as she virtually guides guests through Black film posters from the Jim Crow through Blaxploitation eras. In this talk, she will share her visual process in the exploration of linguistic phrases, typography, and visual representations of African Americans in this era of film poster design. She will be touching on the significance of language like that found the title of this talk in the relation to its historical context.

In preparation for the event, viewers may wish to check out Walters’s Afrotectopia presentation where she expands on these ideas.


General Registration: $3

Members & Students: Free!

Kelly Walters is a designer and educator whose work investigates the intersection of Black cultural vernacular in mainstream media. Her research practice is deeply intertwined with the molding and shaping of cultural identity, and an investment in making visible historical visual expressions that reclaim a Black voice within the field of graphic design. In her independent design studio Bright Polka Dot, she produces print and digital ephemera for publications, exhibitions, and social campaigns. She is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the BFA Communication Design program at Parsons School of Design at The New School.