CALIFORNIA: DESIGNING FREEDOM

SAY WHAT YOU WANT

California has its own history of enabling freedom of expression, from new graphic languages to social media. This section explores the state’s culture of communication through posters, magazines and online platforms. Exhibits include Emory Douglas’s Black Panther posters, David Carson’s design for Ray Gun magazine and Twitter’s interface design.

Gilbert Baker, original eight-stripe Gay Pride, 1976

Corita Kent, 'Power Up', 1965

Emory Douglas, 'Afro-American solidarity with oppressed people of the world', 1969

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