Rising Together: The Black Experience with Police in America

Isometric Studio

We created this series of posters for an exhibit about the African American experience with the police in America. The exhibit was commissioned by Google for their New York headquarters as an initiative to educate their team and to elevate the discourse and awareness around police violence. The goal was to situate personal narratives within the context of a history of injustice and a contemporary culture of discrimination.

These posters viscerally convey the emotions that interviewees experienced when they were stopped by the police; each of them feared for their lives—a feeling that was starkly different from their white friends who tended to view the police as a protective presence. 

Waqas Jawaid
Andy Chen
Design Director
Eleni Agapis
Janina Engel

Judges Choice: Matthew Hoffman