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artists' books; Black Joy Archive; BJA; SEI; racial discrimination; police brutality; COVID-19 pandemic; joy; peace; African Americans; trauma; healing


141 pages : illustrations, portraits "'black joy archive' began in May of 2020 in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor & Ahmaud Arbery. Amidst a worldwide pandemic, Black individuals were forced to cope, reckon and process trauma inflicted time-and-time again by the racial epidemic this country has battled and protected for centuries."--cover. For more: "edition of 50, designed by zoë pulley, risograph printed by secret riso club, cover letterpressed by dwri ; typeset in dapifer, halyard & format" "27 contributors"--cover. Plastic spiral binding. Book is accompanied by a canvas bag with "bja, vol. ii", printed in green. Also two bja stickers inside bag. RISD GD MFA student.

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[Providence, Rhode Island] : [Zoë Pulley], 2022


©[Providence, Rhode Island] : [Zoë Pulley], 2022

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spiral bindings; risograph printing; letterpress printing


26 cm

Black Joy Archive. Vol. ii, Spring '22



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