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

No Reason to Hold me Back by Luke Willis 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 238 days 1 hour 10 minutes 42 seconds ago
$15.00 USD

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

Thats No Reason to Hold me Back was inspired by the negative and open space created by Cheryl D Miller, a historic graphic designer and member of AIGA. This piece was also inspired by the musician group The Temptations, who sparked the idea of message music in 1969 with the song Message From a Black Man. Message music was a new thing at the time that inspired other Black musicians to express how they feel, besides protests on the street from the inequality in music and everyday life. With the use of lines and strokes, I was able to illustrate my concept of a man in lines just like how when we read a message, we read lines. The typography used was long tall letter structure that almost manipulated the lines of the work.