Key Art

Queen Sugar Deck Design (2019)

Excerpts from a deck by Sid Lee for OWN Network

This presentation for Queen Sugar uses a digital paint technique and showcases different African American artists to speak to the rich history of the show’s characters. As a white designer, when approaching this project I wanted to educate myself on the real diasporic influences of African American art. Using the motifs, aesthetics, and colors but not going so far as to appropriate or take personal ownership over them. The pitch also included a preliminary key-art exploration (heavily inspired by Kehinde Wiley, amongst others) which I included below.