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Cards In Defense of Humanity
Fall 2020.
1251 × 2085 px. Sprat by Ethan Nakache and 
Neue Haas Grotesk by Max Miedinger and Christian Schwartz.

This card catalog is a kit to facilitate and empower independent, critical thinking. As a reflection on popular sentiment towards mask wearing policy and Covid-19, 
this set presents perceptions of common stereotypes and offers several prompts for sincere and open conversation.

Drawing from the visual language of Beijing opera, the design of these cards not only hint at the varied roles and functions of masks—whether for performance or public health measures—but also bring into dialogue the rise of sinophobia and anti-Asian hate crimes the U.S. has seen in the past year.

Is it possible to embed antiracist messaging in cultural artifacts and modes of expression? Does it matter whether those who wear or sport these artifacts understand their purpose? The topics explored in this set of cards constitute a part of an ongoing thread about metaphors of purity and pollution, as well as questions about what is natural. (Full catalog.)