Black Lives Matter.

We are heartbroken about the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless others whose lives have been cut short as a result of the systemic racism that has plagued our country since its founding, and we grieve with their families who survive them. We are angry that the lives of Black Americans continue to be treated as if they are unworthy of the justice, respect, and love that we as a nation claim to espouse.

In the two weeks since George Floyd’s death, we have felt this heartbreak and anger more viscerally than ever before, and we are motivated to do better.

What We're Doing at Litographs

To start, we are donating all profits on sales on June 9th and 10th to Black Lives Matter.

We also recognize that representation matters, and we consider the limited number of Black authors in our collection to be a failure on our part. The licensing process can be frustrating, slow, and unpredictable, but there’s more we can do. So, we want to hear from our community: which books written by Black authors would you most like to see in our collection? Send us an email at support@litographs.com, or reach out to us on social media with your suggestions. We promise to move quickly and intentionally to significantly improve Black representation in our collection.

In the early days of Litographs, we relied on books in the public domain (texts written before 1924 that are no longer under copyright) to grow our collection quickly. Unfortunately, the works published in this era are overwhelmingly written by white men, and our Black Public Domain collection features designs for some of the groundbreaking Black writing from this era. We pledge to expand that collection further with works like these, and to donate all profits from products in our Black Public Domain collection, from here forward.

Follow us at @litographs as we continue to listen, learn, and amplify the voices of those who are leading this movement.

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