This exhibit is the outcome of UMD Assistant Professor Terresa Hardaway’s assignment “The Movement Imprinted: Music of the Revolution,” in which Hardaway asks her students to create pieces based on a song about the African-American experience, and she specified that their design should emulate an African-American graphic designer. Along with the posters, the winning bid will also receive a designed booklet that details information about the song, musician, designer, and the student's progress.

How the Auction Works

Bids begin at $10 and go up in increments of $5. If you want to purchase a piece outright, you may do so for $200. Bids end on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30PM at Clyde Iron. Recipients must pick up the poster at the Freedom Fund Dinner or arrange pick-up from UMD. Payments are made securely through PayPal's website.

Auction Gallery

These are all forty-four (44) pieces featured in the auction. To bid on one, scroll down to the auction list.

If there is a piece in the auction gallery that isn't below in the auction list, it has been sold.

Freedom Fund Poster Auction

How Many by Lauren Kotz 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 238 days 1 hour 24 minutes 30 seconds ago
$15.00 USD

This auction has been sold to kayba49 at $15.00 USD.

My piece was inspired by the song How Many (Black Lives) by Miguel and the designer Maurice Woods combining Miguel’s powerful lyrics of police brutality directed towards the black community and the simplistic designs of Maurice Woods to focus on the deeper meaning of the piece. The chalk outline is used to represent the black community being targeted with the bold accent of the red to dramatize the situation. The use of a simplistic design allows a deeper focus on the reality of the situation and design of the song’s meaning.