The Untold Renaissance. This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an … Continue Reading ››
Fashion photography project by Moroccan photographer Mehdi Sefrioui.
Brooding eyes against pink woods a heady dream of black skin in fashion, of blacks on the runway. Which, along with his use of composition lure the observer into a longer gaze. A much needed poetic reprieve from the bitch that is reality.
We the People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration is a fashion illustration series by Jamilla Okubo. Okubo is a textile design artist influenced from her Kenyan and Trinidadian culture. Okubo is heavily influenced by African fabrics that are seen in her artwork.
Just like quilts, I feel like I can use textiles (designing patterns) to tell stories … Continue Reading ››
A few weeks ago we heard about Ghosts an art project by South African filmmaker Ralph Ziman. Our friends at 10and5 interviewed Ziman and found out the motivation behind the project as well as the creative process.
While spending time in Johannesburg I was, like everyone else, horrified by the crime and the proliferation of … Continue Reading ››
Graphic designer Yaw Tony experiments with patterns, textures and fabrics. Llim® (Life Liveth in Me) Fabric, is a line of vibrantly designed fabrics that is reminiscent of the brightly-patterned "Ankara" fabrics which reflects the dynamic West and Central African culture. Continue Reading ››