A CONVERSATION ABOUT BLACK VERNACULAR
BLACK PIDGIN POSTER SERIES
GDMA THESIS PROJECT
The Black Pidgin Poster Series is an expression of the interviews conducted in my thesis project. During this project, I interviewed eight people, asking them about black vernacular, communal languages, and society's acceptance of those languages. Using a quote from each person, I created these collage posters using various imagery to help amplify that perspective and opinion.
"I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SPEAKING & UNDERSTANDING LIES WITH THE SPEAKER."
RAPHAEL SAINT SURIN
"I DID NOT GROW UP SPEAKING ANY DIALECT, BUT IN BRAZIL, WE HAVE, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY DIFFERENT DIALECTS."
"I WANT PEOPLE TO HEAR THE SAINT LOUIS IN MY ACCENT."
"I WOULD ALSO SAY THIS, ARTICULATION, PRONOUNCIATION, GRAMMATICAL CORRECTNESS ARE NOT TRUE IMPLICATIONS OF INTELLIGENCE."