$100.00 - $200.00
Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in 1928, one year after Al Jolson’s talkie “The Jazz Singer” was released. The similarities between Mickey and white blackface performers such as Jolson are striking—and disturbing. The poster proposes that Mickey Mouse’s “origin story” is racist, and that The Walt Disney Company profits from this racist caricature. The poster is screen printed on the stock listings in newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and others.
• San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
• Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
• Letterform Archive, San Francisco
• AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum
• “BlackDogma: Selections from the Work of Mark Fox in the Permanent Collection of Architecture + Design” (1999)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
• “24 Reasons to Leave L.A.” (1998)
Doyle/Logan Gallery, Los Angeles
• “The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition” by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, published by Rockport Publishers (2017)
• “The Design of Dissent” by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, published by Rockport Publishers (2005)
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EDITION: 50 signed and numbered; unknown number unsigned
DIMENSIONS: approximately 23" x 13.625"
MEDIA: Screen printed in black and white enamel inks on the stock listings of the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, etc.
PRINTING: Acme Screen Printing / Novato
DESIGN: © 1998 Mark Fox, BlackDog / SF