Pushing the Boundaries – Interview with Archie Boston


Seminal graphic designer Archie Boston discusses his provocative posters from the 60's and 70's, the designer's role as activist, and his more recent work for the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Archie Boston got his start as a graphic designer in the 1960’s. As one of the very few Black designers in the industry, he faced hurdle after hurdle from day one.  Provocation and humor go hand-in-hand in Boston’s portfolio. By combining both aspects he has created unparalleled pieces of visual communication that evoke racist history while subverting it too.


Podcast: Beyond This Point
Published: June 21, 2016
Produced by: Civilization 
Hosted by: Gabriel Stromberg
Edited by: Corey Gutch & Michael Ellsworth
Mixed and Produced by: Erik Blood
Intro music: “Reagan” by THEESatisfaction

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