Yahoo Reimagined Emblem 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 brand.

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 corresponding to this, to create artwork surrounding subjects and themes which are vital to me and educate, impression and entertain others.”

Rising up as a light-skinned lady, 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 appeared.

“I used to be impressed by the sweetness, vibrance, variety, abilities, pleasure, and delight in being black. I emphasised folks: drawing from the experiences and passions of myself, the folks round me and the bigger neighborhood. Music, hair, fashion, sports activities and household have been key inspirations as they create us collectively, make us distinctive, and carry a variety of historical past and that means.”

Hoping to make use of the chance along with her artwork to characterize the Black neighborhood for as stunning as she sees them Holmes understands the importance of celebrating Black historical past not simply throughout the month of February.

“Black Historical past is steady, it’s day by day and all yr spherical, however Black Historical past Month is a crucial alternative to replicate, have a good time and honor the journey, accomplishments, and great thing about Black folks and our tradition. There are such a lot of unimaginable and provoking women and men to thank for the place we’re at the moment, and nonetheless a lot work to be performed and modifications to be made. The discrimination and racism our neighborhood 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’ll find extra of the artist’s work at

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