Ahhh! Too cool!

Colorlines just did a spotlight on the “Manhood” poster series by Deborah Enrile Lao. Very cool, and relevant to our class. The artist’s words:

This piece challenges the unkind, one dimensional portrait of Asian American men in mainstream Western media. By exuding strength, creativity, leadership and masculinity, these five icons buck characterizations of Asian American men as meek nerds who never get the girl (or guy). Bold paper colors and a minimal illustration style reclaims the one dimensional space into one that portrays these men as “superheroes” that young boys and men can aspire to be like.

Sneak peak below (courtesy of ColorLines and the artist).


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