Emory Douglas was a graphic artist who defined the visual style of the Black Panther newspaper.
In the above video portrait he gives some details of the paper’s early days.
“Initially it was myself, Eldridge Cleaver working out of his studio apartment, we had some exacto blades, some white sheets of paper, we used to type set them on a type writer with a ball – cut and paste them with rubber sealing glue, we could only afford one color ink so it was black plus one other colour. But as it evolved we developed into a fully fledged operation. The height was 400,000 papers on a weekly basis. We were creating a culture, a culture of resistance, defiance and self-determination.”
Yowser. Makes you think what resources are at hand today and how disorganized alternative media is comparatively.