Poster: "Monuments to Malcolm X" by Jacqueline S. Casey, 1970

Monuments to Malcolm X poster
Courtesy MIT Museum

"Monuments to Malcolm X"  poster by Jacqueline S. Casey, 1970.
Letterpress 22 1/4 x 26 1/4; Black and Custom Color; Gold Foil Laminated to Litho Vellum 45 lb Text

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

Timeline: 1970s
Career: Arts & Humanities
Object: Document
Collection: Activism, Exhibits, Integration and Differentiation 1969-1994, Staff, Women