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Back to Black: Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary

Back to Black: Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary

Whitechapel Art Gallery

Work:
Design. Typography. Layout. Production. Press-passing.
Spec:
Flexicover with gold foil blocking. 192pp. 2/5-colour sections.
Client:
Whitechapel Art Gallery

Design Concept

Gold foil blocking and a gold pantone throughout to alluding to the black swinging 1960s and ‘bling’ culture.

Cover blocking

The cover was created by scanning wooden letterpress type and foil blocking onto Plike.

Back to Black: Art, Cinema and the Racial Imaginary

Whitechapel Art Gallery
7 June–4 September 2005

Back to Black traces the cultural impact of the Black Arts Movement through the painting, sculpture, photography, graphics and film that emerged over the 1960s and 1970s in the US, Britain and Jamaica. The ghetto, black popular culture and politics are among the themes explored.

Published by the Whitechapel Art Gallery in partnership with Africa 2005/BBC and Rich Mix

Curated by David A. Bailey, Richard J Powell and Patrine Archer-Straw.

ISBN 10: 0854881425/ISBN 13: 978-0854881420

Exhibition tour

  • Walsall, United Kingdom. September–November 2005
  • New York, Spring 2006
  • Chicago, Summer 2006
  • Los Angeles, Autumn 2006