Poster: "Monuments to Malcolm X" by Jacqueline S. Casey, 1970
About the Artist
Jacqueline S. Casey, Director of the MIT Office of Publications was a graphic designer best known for the posters she created for the Institute. She created this poster for Barbara Riboud's "Monuments to Malcolm X" exhibition at Hayden Gallery in 1970. The poster is included in her book, Posters: Jacqueline S. Casey- 30 Years of Design at MIT (The MIT Museum, 1992).
[A] unique body of work, speaking to the assassination of the charismatic black leader. The sculptor, Barbara Riboud, used large, mostly rectangular brass shapes, which she folded and dented by force. These were integrated with red fiber braids that looked like rivers of blood. In the design the type became form, content and message.
Jacqueline S. Casey, Posters: Thirty Years of Design at MIT