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Publicity Photograph, 1984

This is a Publicity photograph. It was designed by Willi Smith and photographed by Max Vadukul and made for WilliWear Ltd.. It is dated 1984. Its medium is digital print on paper. It is a part of the department.

Although Smith avoided categorization of his work in order to appeal to a wide audience, he credited his own perspectives as a Black man who belonged to a number of marginalized identities with informing his design aesthetic.

It is credited Photography by Max Vadukul; courtesy of Bill Bonnell papers, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.

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