Images of Culture (IOC) was born out of a desire to inspire, motivate and encourage school-aged children, especially those of color, through hip and trendy school supplies.

Products depicting children of color are rare.  Often, children of color are not given the opportunity to see “themselves” illustrated on school supply products.  Sports figures, cartoon characters, celebrities and movie heroes have been the focus.

Images of Culture intends to present children of color on its school supply products, in fun, real-life illustrations.  When children see our products we hope they will say, “That looks like me!” or “I want to do that!”  IOC is on a mission to help children develop a strong sense of self and appreciation of other children of color, and we believe our line of culturally-relevant school supplies is a move in the right direction.

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