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.
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
“Slow Coming”, a song written and performed by Benjamin Booker does a great job at compiling the feelings and attitudes of being black in the South during the 60s and compares it to the more recent issues of police brutality within the nation. With a soft blues tone and the calm strums of a guitar, Booker not only speaks the truth, but he sends it in a way that makes the listener feel in tune with emotions brought about by our “slow” change as a population. My inspiration for this poster came from the idea that even though we are so advanced as a country, we are still so far back in eliminated the language and minds that contribute to disparity, prejudice and racism as a whole. Essentially we contribute to time, and in turn time is so slow in regards of everyone being treated as equals. The poster captures this aspect of time as well as convey this sort of “slow” idea through color choice and illustration of the individual as an hourglass.