1xRun Releases Black History Month Limited Edition Print Series Showcasing 14 African-American Artists

In celebration of Black History Month, 1xRun presents Most of My Heroes Don’t Appear On No Stamps, a collection of prints curated by Greg Cummins. The collection is inspired by Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” and rewrites history through fine art “stamp” editions.

Most Of My Heroes Don’t Appear On No Stamps is a personal tribute by Cummins to emerging artists and utilizes an actual stamp medium to showcase the work of each artist.

“The works in this collection are selected from a wide variety of emerging African-American artists,” said Cummins. “I realize that most artists aren’t great self promoters, they don’t seek publicity. Anytime I can provide an opportunity for artists to exhibit or get exposure I gladly assist.”

One of the pieces can be seen below and the full collection can be seen here.

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Our "Most of My Heroes" series continues with a stunning die-cut edition by @TajFrancis, a Jamaican-born multidisciplinary artist! "Ties" is a stunning illustration that symbolizes the connectedness that African-Americans feel through their shared history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "This image is about the ties among black people and the powerful bound of love we share through our connected history, cultures and ideals. The two figures blend and overlap almost as one, covered under the same feathered veil. This for me feel symbolizes a protection but also a freedom. To see an image like this [on a stamp], with subject matter is just a beautiful form of representation." ––Taj Francis

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