Still Breathing: 100 Black Voices on Racism, 100 Ways To Change The Narrative

  • Kieron Lewis

This project was a collaboration between Harper Collins, Harper Inspire and myself. The publication was edited by actresses Suzanne Packer and Suzette Llewellyn. This publication focuses on 100 Black Voices from across the British community. Everyone featured has voiced their lived experiences to help us set up a true conversation about racism in Britain. Those featured include, Bevelery Knight, David Lammy, Kwame Armah and Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin. From the cover to interior, I designed the entire 300 paged hardback publication. In terms of the design process, I was keen to make each feature bespoke through the editorial design process. This involved a typographic approach, which highlighted important aspects within the copy.

Since the launch of the publication, we've had the opportunity to have it exhibited at numerous galleries within the UK. The publication is available at most leading book stores including, WaterstonesFoylesHay Festival, and WHSmith. A special mention to graphic designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister for reviewing the publication.
Adobe MAX

The Adobe MAX conference is an annual event held by Adobe Systems. The purpose of the event is to deliver learning, inspiration, and a sense of community to creative professionals. I was approached by the team at Adobe MAX to be a speaker. My talk was titled, Empowering Community Through Collaboration and Editorial Design. Within my talk I discussed working on publications that are designed to inspire and empower the African community and its diaspora, such as the Still Breathing publication.

Click here to watch my Adobe MAX