Black History Month 2012

by Fred Showker

Black History Each year we like to take a look at outstanding contributions to art and design from the black community. This year we have an all-new crop, and we've fixed some of the broken links from years past.

As always we invite and encourage your input ... send your favorites, or suggest resources for our continuing Black History Month series! You can contact me here!

David Cowles' Black History Month

Black History Month at DTG Magazine

In honor of Black History Month, illustrator David Cowles has put together a fabulous gallery as a Facebook Album...
      28 portraits of noted African American activists, celebrities, and entertainers. It's a great collection of illustrations in a variery of styles, all of them distinctive and memorable.
READ THIS REPORT Full story : David Cowles on Facebook (Requires Facebook)
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, Thumbnails of all pieces!

Nicole Alesi

Black History Month at DTG Magazine

In celebration of Black History Month, Nicole Alesi illustrates a series of iconic black divas which will be featured throughout the month of February.
      The work can be viewed on her blog, Stuff by Nicole ( To view more of her work visit ...
creativity for visual artists and designers Here, Nicole's tribute to Whitney Houston

Aphro chic design

Black History Month at DTG Magazine

We thought it was spelled "Afro" but the online fabrics store seems to have given it their own spin! They write:
      Throughout the month of February many companies are celebrating the contribution black artists, designers and innovators have made to the design industry.
creativity for visual artists and designers Here's an enlargement of the poster


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