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

Pain. by Zac Mikulak 18 X 24 Poster
Ended at: 238 days 1 hour 29 minutes 28 seconds ago
$20.00 USD

This auction has been sold to ggjohns92 at $20.00 USD.

This piece is inspired by the 2016 song Pain by De La Soul; its lyrics describe tough times that many people in the black community continue to experience, while the beat is a laid-back, West Coast style that is commonly associated with classic hip-hop/R&B. The piece itself shows my feelings towards the problems the black community faces, with the colors and style being an homage to Ed Towles, an influential designer who often uses vivid color and jagged shapes in his designs.