Learning List: Anti-Black Racism and Graphic Design
Embedded in the Western graphic design industry is anti-Black racism and Eurocentrism. This Black History Month, we've compiled a by no means exhaustive list of graphic design-related resources and articles that explore the experiences of Black designers and the effects of white supremacy in the industry.


Many of these articles and resources are American. If you're aware of anti-Black racism and graphic design-related pieces written from a Canadian perspective that should be added to this list, please email Rebecca at .


Seminal works to read/view


Articles & books




Instagram accounts to follow

  • Black Designers of Canada, “Canada’s first comprehensive index of Canadian Black designers.
  • Design Justice Network, “an international community of people and organizations who are committed to rethinking design processes so that they center people who are too often marginalized by design.”
  • Where Are the Black Designers, “an initiative and platform for Black designers. By connecting designers, educators, and creative leaders, [they] host a dialogue about change, both in and out of the design industry.”
  • AFROTECTOPIA, “a social institution fostering interdisciplinary innovation at the intersections of art, design, technology, Black culture, and activism.”


Other resources

  • For educators: Racism Untaught, “design educators who facilitate workshops for academics and industry to identify forms of Racialized Design – design that perpetuates elements of racism.”