Bob Marley & the Wailers – Survival album art
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The illustration of African men on slave ships has been incorporated by various 20th-century artists and designers. I can think of at least two in the collection at Letterform Archive:
And this issue of The Black Scholar, which cites the drawing’s origin:
The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, Vol. 2, No. 2: Black Labor, The Black World Foundation, San Francisco, October 1970. Image: the stowing of [enslaved people] for the Middle Passage, from History of the Abolition of the Slave Trade by Thomas Clarkson. pic.twitter.com/3cQRCII6N6— Letterform Archive (@Lett_Arc) August 29, 2020
More info, and the original drawing, at Wikipedia.
Thank you for this addition, Stephen! I didn’t know about the origin of the drawing. I’ve added an image showing the inner sleeve. There, Garrick shows the illustration with a caption that reads: “This plan of a slave ship shows the stowage for the dreaded crossing of the Atlantic. The branded slaves were packed like so many non-human commodities.”