Artbound: Graphic design | KCET

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Graphic design can be a powerful tool in the 21st century. In Artbound’s digital series, you can explore how Californian graphic designers have shaped the global aesthetic and social movements, from the counter-culture and the civil rights era until today.

One of the strengths of graphic design is its ability to make art more accessible – taking it out of the museum and creating a space for the public to create, build community and share their voice. In this module, you can explore how artists have used and continue to use their work to make a statement, as well as a “Create Your Own Zine” activity to create your own impactful art!

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Below you’ll find material for downloading clips, learning more, creating your own zine, and sharing it.

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Corita Kent: the nun of Pop Art

Sister Corita has inspired and motivated a whole new generation of graphic designers.

Corita Kent: the nun of Pop Art

At a time when pop art was gaining a foothold and the nation was in upheaval, Sister Corita helped make art more accessible to the public. This episode traces her artistic practice and its effect on the generations after her. By using the classroom as a tool for a more accessible way of thinking about art, Sister Corita has inspired and motivated a whole new generation of graphic designers.

  • Download the episode (18:16)
  • Download the clip: Sister Corita brought works of art outside the museum (4:35)
  • Download the clip: Self-help graphics make art accessible (4:47)

Emory Douglas: The Black Panther Artist

This episode follows Emory Douglas and the visual imagery of protest in the country.

Emory Douglas: The Black Panther Artist

At its peak, the Black Panther newspaper publication had the highest circulation of any newspaper in the country. Behind his powerful illustrations was Emory Douglas. This episode follows how Douglas created a visual language that elevated the black community’s image of itself amid the racist portrayals of mainstream media. In doing so, they created the visual imagery of the protest in the country.

  • Download the episode (16:54)
  • Download Clip: Art as a tool for social movements (6:03)

Endless summer: how a poster shaped surf culture

John Van Hamersveld introduces us to the design and effect of his “Endless Summer” poster.

Endless summer: how a poster shaped surf culture

John Van Hamersveld was the man behind the iconic “Endless Summer” poster that forever solidified the image of California with his high-contrast image of a lone surfer against a daytime background. Through interviews, the episode shows how graphic designers use color and design to create images that define social movements and eras.

Dignidad Rebelde: art is protest

Dignidad Rebelde uses design to amplify the stories of people of color.

Dignidad Rebelde: Art is protest

Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza are the duo behind Dignidad Rebelde, a graphic arts collaboration that uses design to amplify the stories of people of color. They aspire to put art back in the hands of the people. Drawing inspiration from the work of Emory Douglas, they seek to use their art as a platform for social justice.

Hecho Con Ganas: Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Ernesto Yerena Montejano’s graphic design highlights indigenous and brown peoples.

Hecho Con Ganas: Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Ernesto Yerena Montejano uses his transnational education and graphic design practice to draw attention to the issues facing Indigenous and Brown peoples. Montejano produces images of political and social justice using the vivid colors that draw inspiration from Californian psychedelic art, as well as the vivid colors and geometric aesthetics of Native American and Mexican cultures.

To learn

Dive deeper into the subject of art and social movements with these additional resources.

Make

You’ve watched the clips, read the articles … what’s next? You can throw your own party or zine-making workshop and bring the power of public art to your community! Get some tips from the zine makers in the article below for inspiration.

Do you want to make a fanzine? These zine makers have some tips for getting started.

To share

Share your zine with us! Planning to host your own zine-making party or other screening event? Make sure to tag @kcet on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

If you are planning to host your own event and are promoting your event to a wider audience than your immediate circle or organization, we have included some helpful material below to get the word out. These materials can be adjusted according to your needs; however, they must include the KCET logo.

  • Pictures: KCET logo, Artbound logo, “Malcolm the warrior” by Emory Douglas, Sister Corita at the Corita Art Center, and Sister Corita Teaching



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