Gene Preme


This concept explores the idea of black womanhood as an accessory and the imitation of blackness as an aesthetic. To develop this print I studied phone book advertisments and local tanning salon logos. The title, "GENE PREME" is derived from the term, "Supreme Gene", which is based on the pseudoscience of whiteness being genetically superior. Juxtaposing "GENE PREME" with the phrases, "1-800-B-ETHNIC" and "Cuz everybody wanna be a nigga", points out the irony of people enjoying black culture + the black aesthetic, but not liking black people.


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*Only 50 shirts are produced