Yahoo Reimagined Brand Celebrating Black Historical past Month

In celebration of Black Historical past Month, Yahoo commissioned Alyah Holmes, an award-winning American and Canadian illustrator, to re-imagine the Yahoo emblem.

Impressed by black tradition, nostalgia, the fantastic thing about ladies, and tropical surroundings Holmes’ work for Black Historical past Month elicits highly effective feelings in each her and her viewers.

“I really like bringing ideas to life, evoking emotions and telling tales in a vibrant, playful and intriguing method. I really like alternatives akin to this, to create artwork surrounding matters and themes which can be necessary to me and educate, influence and entertain others.”

Rising up as a light-skinned girl, Holmes admits to hating her curly hair, straightening it day by day, till she was impressed by different black ladies and the way stunning they seemed.

“I used to be impressed by the wonder, vibrance, variety, abilities, pleasure, and satisfaction in being black. I emphasised individuals: drawing from the experiences and passions of myself, the individuals round me and the bigger group. Music, hair, fashion, sports activities and household have been key inspirations as they bring about us collectively, make us distinctive, and carry numerous historical past and that means.”

Hoping to make use of the chance together with her artwork to signify the Black group for as stunning as she sees them Holmes understands the importance of celebrating Black historical past not simply inside the month of February.

“Black Historical past is steady, it’s each day and all yr spherical, however Black Historical past Month is a vital alternative to replicate, have a good time and honor the journey, accomplishments, and fantastic thing about Black individuals and our tradition. There are such a lot of unbelievable and galvanizing women and men to thank for the place we’re at the moment, and nonetheless a lot work to be carried out and adjustments to be made. The discrimination and racism our group continues to face is traumatizing and heart-breaking. This month and on a regular basis we have a good time who we’re: previous, current and future.”

You could find extra of the artist’s work at

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