Before the seven years I lived in Charlotte, NC, I lived 17 years in NYC (Parsons School of Design and beyond). I did some design work with Kay Shaw / New Millennia Films and Mypheduh Films to help promote Haile Gerima’s film SANKOFA

I designed this opening invite and am trying to find out who designed the actual Sankofa logo I worked with here, ‘cos I love it. Will let you know when I find out.

Sankofa is a word in the Twi language of Ghana that translates as “Go back and get it” (san – to return; ko – to go; fa – to fetch, to seek and take) and also refers to the Asante Adinkra symbol represented either by a bird with its head turned backwards taking an egg off its back, or as a stylised heart shape. Sankofa is often associated with the proverb, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which translates as: “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.”


Haile Gerima's Sankofa

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