Now You See Me! An Introduction to 100 Years of Black Design


You’ve seen their work—but have you seen them? Black designers have been working in every major industry but, for the past decades, have not been given the spotlight anywhere near to the extent of their white counterparts. This vibrant and wide-ranging book, full of photographs and illustrations, aims to correct that oversight, bringing a century of Black designers and their work into focus. Previously marginalized, overlooked, or even erased from history, Black designers are finally given their due in this first book to celebrate a century of ground-breaking work by Black graphic artists, architects and fashion designers whose work has helped define key cultural moments and movements. (We know you only care about graphic design, but it wouldn’t kill you to learn a little about some architects and fashion designers.)

(FYI: Designed by the author of this book.)

  • Author: Charlene Prempeh
  • Size: 6.75 × 9.5 inches 
  • Pages: 200 
  • Binding: Hardcover 
  • Publisher: Prestel, 2024