Feb 13, 2014

The Baddest Covers of All Time: The Black Panther Newspaper

The Black Panther was a weekly newspaper published by the Black Panther Party from 1967-80. Art directed by Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, The Black Panther covers were a combination of Douglas’s own powerful illustration, collage, high-contrast photographs, and poster-like graphics. Bold and provocative, each cover was an incendiary call to action and a graphic work of art.

Here are 10 favorite covers of The Black Panther from the 1968-70. Many of these covers are courtesy of Babylon Falling and Emory Douglas Art, both great resources for The Black Panther covers, inside pages, posters, and graphics.

(Above): January 4, 1969

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February 17, 1969

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04 BP Fred Hampton copy

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January 17, 1970

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December 21, 1968

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November 1969

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September 27, 1969

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08 BP Fascist courts copy

February 1, 1970