Commissions

Princeton Flyer by Tesh SilverPrinceton Flyer Design 2 by Tesh Silver

Tesh Silver

Flyers commissioned by the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University for speaking event featuring Professor Cathy Cohen. Work created by FTP artist Tesh Silver.

Women and Femmes to Celebrate banner by Bria Royal

Bria Royal

Banner commissioned by the organizers of the 3rd annual “Women and Femmes to Celebrate” award ceremony (2016), celebrating women and femmes who are doing critical and inspiring work in Chicago. The banner hung as a backdrop for the entire event. Work by FTP artist Bria Royal.

Kaba Award 2016

Monica Trinidad

Watercolor print commissioned by the organizers of the 3rd annual “Women and Femmes to Celebrate” award ceremony (2016), celebrating women and femmes doing critical and inspiring work in Chicago. The “Kaba Award”, named after the prolific Mariame Kaba, made its debut this year, honoring the brilliant activist and organizer, Page May. Work by FTP artist & co-founder Monica Trinidad.

Chicago Dyke March: 20th Anniversary by Ruby Pinto & Melisa StephenChicago Dyke March Celebrating 20 Years by Bria RoyalFTP Artists Bria Royal and Melisa Stephen with their designs!

Ruby Pinto, Melisa Stephen, and Bria Royal

These t-shirt designs were commissioned by the Chicago Dyke March Collective in honor of Dyke March Chicago’s 20th anniversary (2016). Chicago Dyke March Collective is a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual, and transgender resilience. Design on the left by FTP artists Ruby Pinto & Melisa Stephen. Design in the middle by FTP artist Bria Royal. Photo on the left shows both designs on t-shirts.

Banner by Tyesha Thomas, Vicko Alvarez and other artists

Tita Thomas

This banner was commissioned by organizers of a 2-day conference called “All Power to the People”, convened by historian, writer and long-time activist Barbara Ransby in May of 2016. The banner was put up in the meeting space for people to reflect on the power and beauty of Black Freedom movements. Work was led by FTP artist Tita Thomas, with help from FTP artist Vicko Alvarez and other artists and allies.