2017 MOJA Poster and Merchandise

The 2017 MOJA Poster is now available for pre-order. Click here for more information and to purchase a poster.


About the Artist: Cedric Umoja was born in San Francisco, California, but is based out of Columbia, South Carolina. He has been influenced by the likes of Dondi White, Sam Kieth, Max Beckmann, Amedeo Modigliani, Rammellezee, Ernie Barnes, Sun Ra and Hans Hoffman. The elements of Graffuturism, Neo- Expressionism, Afro- Surrealism, Comic sequential art, Japanese manga and Afrofuturism have played a role in his artistic development and can also be found in his work. Cedric Umoja developed his style under the instruction of Tony Cacalano, a Yale MFA and veteran Fine artist, whose own teachers included Jack Tworkov, one of the founders of the now famed New York School. The official MOJA 2017 artwork is Sankofa/23 million miles No. 2.


About the Graphic Designer: Marcus Amaker is Charleston, SC’s First Poet Laureate, as appointed by Mayor John Tecklenburg. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Amaker’s poems have been featured on PBS Newshour, The Huffington Post, several journals and poetry collections. A well-known graphic/web designer and vidoegrpaher, Amaker produces award-winning work for local nonprofits and organizations. He is also the lead graphic designer for the national music magazine, No Depression.

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