The Black Panther Newspaper

"At least ten different transfer patterns are used in this piece. The limitations of the production setup yielded results that came to define the visual style of the paper, especially as Douglas gained experience with each week’s issue. The thick marker lines of his woodcut-inspired drawings were not only graphically appealing, they also masked the imperfect registration of the newspaper press. Transfer film tints and patterns not only added texture to the artwork, they were an effective, low-cost alternative to multicolor printing. Most issues of the paper were one-color (black) or two-color (black plus one color)."—

"Excerpts from Formatt Catalog No. 6, © 1978 Graphic Products Corp. Douglas frequently used transfer film patterns to add texture and depth to his illustrations."—

The Black Panther Newspaper 1
The Black Panther Newspaper 2