Instagram’s @design and Brooklyn Museum Announce Recipients of the Inaugural #BlackDesignVisionaries Grant Program, including an additional Impact Grant
November 3, 2021
Morcos Key, a graphic design studio founded by Jon Key and Wael Morcos, collaborates with arts and cultural institutions, nonprofits and commercial enterprises. The studio prioritizes advocating for underrepresented groups, creating visual systems that present complex historical narratives with contemporary urgency. They have worked with organizations including the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; the Studio Museum in Harlem; MoMA; Nike; and the Sharjah Triennial; as well as publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic and The New York Times.
“The work Morcos Key is doing is groundbreaking — focusing on subject matter crucial to the future of Black culture, while also advocating for greater rights and representation for the LGBTQIA community. In the visual design field, Black voices are often overlooked, so the work that Morcos Key is doing can feel like pushing a boulder uphill. They’ve shown us the beginning of something really special. A grant like this could help propel them into a space of greater freedom and give them the opportunity to really make a difference.”
– Bobby C. Martin