Friday, December 5, 2014


American University commissioned John S. Dykes to create an expansive series of illustrations commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  The work is particularly timely and thought-provoking given the renewed debate on American race relations.  John does amazing work over a cover and three and a half spreads in a sketchbook style, utilizing portraits, spots, and hand lettering. The article provides a captivating and informative overview of major moments in our country’s history. Every page, from top to bottom, is a creative display of talent, culture and progression.

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