Award-winning multidisciplinary illustrator Megan Lewis traffics in the bold with vibrant colors and arresting portraits of Black joy and resilience. Not only has she created murals for the likes of the Baltimore Orioles, Target, and LifeWTR, but she’s also made some pretty nifty 90s-inspired jackets over at her shop BLK Women Period, featuring sitcoms stars from the same era like Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Martin Lawrence, and Queen Latifah.
Now, we’ll also get to see her work grace some limited-edition Doritos bags.
As part of their initiative, SOLID BLACK, Doritos wants to amplify the voice and work of Black creatives, selecting seven changemakers that will receive $50,000 grants to further their artistic pursuits and give back to their communities. Additionally, the PepsiCo brand will bestow $100,00 to the National Urban League, and for the first 1,000 folks that donate to the organization, they will receive Lewis’ special-edition Doritos packaging.
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Both bags feature stunning portraits with an electrifying color palette, a celebration of Black culture and strength with copy confirming as much, echoing words like “beauty,” “resilience,” and “bravery.”
"Doritos has long been a brand that believes in igniting and championing bold self-expression and authenticity," said Stacy Taffet, vice president of marketing at Frito-Lay North America, in a press release. "We are proud to provide a platform and resources to innovators and creators who are making a lasting impact on culture and hope that their stories can inspire the next generation in the continued effort to create a more equal and diverse world."
Go here to learn more about the SOLID BLACK initiative.