Graphic Design & Illustration


This is the personal and professional blog of Illustrator and Designer Bryan E. West. Blog focus is on illustration as a business, the artist's journey, freelance, and the online art community. 

The Black Panther


This is my first #humpdayeditorial of Black History Month so I thought it would be cool to focus on Emory Douglas. Emory Douglas was not only a talented designer and illustrator but a true revolutionary. He was a key member of The Black Panther Party and served as the Minister of Culture. His work for The Black Panther Newspaper is truly amazing, every image he created feels urgent but also timeless. A lot of artists make art that is political, but Douglas' work really feels like a political statement taking form as art. I tried to incorporate some of his style into this portrait and I don't think I was entirely successful, but this was a fun experiment.