One of America’s favorite mottos – ‘United we stand, Divided we fall’ – brings to light a fundamental value cherished by the United States: unity. However, in my eyes this sentence illustrates perfectly the fragile political climate the country has been living in since its foundation, and is today at its peak.
I have always taken an active interest in the historical conflicts of the U.S., especially those dealing with slavery and the Civil Rights Movements. Furthermore, the George Floyd protests that erupted last year made me even more angry and outraged.
Through this project I wanted to expose division and racism, driven by white supremacy, a matter that has rocked the country since its birth.
I wanted to illustrate this failed melting pot through a personal editorial book, comprising of a short timeline of the African-American History, as well as historical photographs of fourteen major American riots and marches for Equality, from the 1950s to today.
The font used on cover is VTC Carrie by Vocal Type. Its designer Tré Seals designs typefaces that highlight a piece of history from a specific underrepresented race, ethnicity, or gender. The serif used for copy is Cormorant.