Courtney Ayres-McClinton: 1918 & 2020 Pandemic Poster



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  • Digital collage
  • 18 inches by 24 inches high

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Digital Collage, Pandemic, Graphic Design


Art and Design | Graphic Design


My project is about incorporating Black Lives Matter with COVID-19 and combining it with 1918 racism. The message is to put the issue out there and show that although things have changed from then, people are still treated differently due to the color of their skin. 1918 was unbelievably cruel to people of color by killing, not giving proper care, and racist riots. Back then, people were treated as if they didn’t have a choice, and I want to convey the message that we are in it for the change. It’s about stepping up and making your voice heard by pointing out the flaws. I incorporated the hand over my mouth to show how people were silent in 1918. I used myself as a figure because I wanted to show that I am emotionally connected to this, and it matters to me. I have bit my tongue multiple times from hurtful slurs from many people. The feeling I want to leave on the viewer is that although there is a pandemic, there are still other issues that need to be addressed.

Courtney Ayres-McClinton: 1918 & 2020 Pandemic Poster