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Shiraz Gallab

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Shiraz Abdullahi Gallab is a designer and publisher who was born but not raised in Khartoum, Sudan. Her interests include language, form, and specificity, alongside media, Black studies, and popular culture.

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Shiraz’s work examines and disseminates her narrative by publishing her words and sentiments across multiple platforms. In 2018, she published, which was designed and programmed by Becca Abbe. In 2017, she published Sapphire Tears in collaboration with Publication Studio SF. She has contributed to Women of Graphic Design, Ficciones Typografika,, and Amalgam. She is the founding curator and co-author of Samples and Parallels, a project that calls on participants to study an appropriated text. In the summer of 2020, Shiraz’s work was included in the exhibition http://2020: data as symbolic form/exchange.

In her professional practice, Shiraz has collaborated with a range of cultural and commercial clients, including One World Trade Center, SOMArts, Hungryroot, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Museum of New Art in Detroit. Most recently, she was a book designer at the University of Chicago Press, where she designed scholarly and trade titles on art, music, sociology, law, history, and several other subjects.