Douglas was ‘Minister of Culture’ at The Black Panther Party for the duration of its active years – 1966 to 1982.
The distinctive visual look of the Black Panther Party was as a result of the creative direction of Douglas – and that’s a BIG achievement because their visual game was STRONG.
NOTHING looked or sounded like The Black Panther Party – nor has it since.

As featured in The Modernist Magazine.
Photos taken whilst visiting the the pop-up exhibition: Beyond the Streets by Roger Gastman, NYC 2019.
Emory Douglas portrait by Bryan Shih.

“The one constant in my life would be the ocean. So surfing has always been a big part of my life. Living by the ocean is a big part of my life. So that’s kind of what it needs to be. It needs to be – I need to be – near the ocean”

Whilst in Bali, Under Rocks speaks to Damea Dorsey.

“We built an indoors D.I.Y skate park and we organise events, birthdays, skate camps and art shows. Events that promote skateboarding and rock and roll bands from Belgium. We try to keep it simple. Like, not a big contest.”

Whilst in Brussels, Under Rocks speaks to Youssef Abaoud.