Cover photograph for Being Black At Iowa

Graphic Designer

Liz Abramsohn

Marketing Director

Bret Gothe

Marketing Representative

Shannon Kelly

On February 25, 2015 the University of Iowa presented "A Deeper Black: Race in America", a lecture by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent with The Atlantic and author of The Beautiful Struggle. The event took place at the Englert Theater, followed by a community conversation.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive voices in black America. With rich emotional depth and a sonar sense of how pop culture, politics, and history shape discussions of diversity, Coates is “the young James Joyce of the hip hop generation” (Walter Mosley). His Atlantic cover story on slavery and race, "The Case for Reparations," generated tremendous discussion and was dubbed “one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory.” Coates is the Journalist in Residence at the School of Journalism at CUNY, and he was previously the Martin Luther King Visiting Associate Professor at MIT.

This free event was co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and Chief Diversity Office.

Marketing + Design designed the word lockup for the lecture as well as promotional materials including fliers, posters, visix, table tents and informational handouts. The branding has been used continually across campus to deliver important information about key issues at the University of Iowa


Mediums: Posters, Flyers, Logos
Clients: Division of Student Life
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