Clement Liu | Graduate Student/Postdoc, School of Information

I Have a Dream
 
FROM THE ARTIST:
 
“I Have a Dream” is a public speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights activist, on August 28, 1963. The speech called for equality for African Americans, their rights as citizens, freedom, justice and love between black and white people. This poster is a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. by attempting to visualize his dream embedded in the typeface. Each letter represents a portion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream that he envisioned for the future. The designer chose to put the “I” smaller than then rest not to undermine Martin Luther King Jr.’s accomplishments, but instead, it is to emphasize on the weight and importance of his dream and what it means to the entire African American people.