Black History Lettering Art

In honor of Black History Month, instead of adding my white voice to a sea of blog posts that will be themed for this month, I decided instead to share a few great pieces by some talented lettering artists, who lettered and/or illustrated quotes of significance by Black historical figures.

If you have the time, make sure to check out these artists’ profiles to see more of their amazing art!

(Note: A list of links may not be aesthetically pleasing, but I’ve opted not to include the images in my post, because it would be easy to consume the content and move on. I hope that those who are interested in seeing the art will follow the links, so they can view the pieces on Instagram, and give their likes and comments to the original artists, who worked hard on these pieces. Thanks for understanding. ❤ )


Lettering of a Harriet Tubman quote, accompanied by a beautiful digital illustration
~ by artist @lyynwithnoh on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKxIGvuFTwE/?igshid=kyrlha8z1tu3


Hand-lettering of a Martin Luther King Jr quote, accompanied by a lovely watercolor
~ by artist @bychenelle on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8JqgmQHveR/?igshid=re6sb9qropqq


A hand-lettered Booker T Washington quote
~ by artist @mustardseedcreative on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQOu2jqBKa3/?igshid=12nkj6rqewwbe


A hand-lettering and watercolor illustration of a Rosa Parks quote
~ by artist @dragonflyletters on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQEodyEjhMb/?igshid=1seiwci6vk009


Digital lettering art of a Harriet Tubman quote
~ by artist @popandflourish on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BevY1EEh3XN/?igshid=jsyrkudmjp8j


Calligraphy art of a Medgar Evers quote
~ by artist @amocaligrafia on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8PmLjbHGBt/?igshid=h2ch6l38qcci


Lettering art of a Desmond Tutu quote
~ by artist @devthepineapple on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLLArOXgmgh/?igshid=1jzilzcmuch6t


Watercolor illustration and hand-lettering of a Dr Mae Jemison quote
~ by artist @bychenelle on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtlkjayHNnd


Thanks for checking out these artists!
If you want to see more, I recommend following the #blackartistsoninstagram and #blackhistorylettering tags on Instagram. 🙂

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