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Wednesday 04 June, 2014

30 Women Creators We Love Part III #30WCR8

We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the beautiful work created by some of our favorite women creators. Today our friends at The Nu Black continue with 5 more women artists they love. See three amazing women below and view their full selection here. Although we chose 30 this is by no means a definitive list, but a […]

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Tuesday 05 November, 2013

Reggae Reincarnated: 20 Alternatives to the Classic Bob Marley Poster

Art can lead so many interconnected and parallel lives. I once heard someone say there is no difference between the sounds musicians make with their instruments and the movements dancers make with their bodies. The dance is just the music in another form, dance is music incarnate and both give life to each other. No […]

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Monday 21 October, 2013

Live Unchained Brings International Reggae Poster Exhibition to Washington, DC

Listening to Bob Marley’s “Africa Unite” was the first time I felt like a song was holding me in its arms. Motivated by Marley, I learned that many great Reggae artists believed in things like international solidarity, self-mastery, the possibility of a world beyond Babylon; and they honored rebels that resisted slavery, like Nanny of […]

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Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Inspired by The Poetry of Warsan Shire, Design Students Launch Art Campaign

When a poem is visualized, you can relate to it in new ways. We’re happy to have the support of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graphic Design department in our “Terrifying, Strange & Beautiful” crowdfunding campaign at Graphic Design students read several poems by Warsan Shire and created artwork based on the lines […]

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Monday 21 January, 2013

Creative Discovery: Delphine Diallo | 30 Days Unchained : Day 12

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 12 – 1/21/13 | Inspiration: Delphine Diallo Magic Photo Studio by Delphine Diallo To Parisian-born photographer Delphine Diallo, the beauty is in the details. By channeling her spirit into a creative outlet, Delphine has become an expert in translating raw human emotion into something tangible – a photograph. Speaking about […]

Monday 29 August, 2011

The Good Life According to Design: A Talk with Digital Artist and Creator of Bon Bon Vie, Shari Neal

Shari Neal is making the big leap, and her art is moving her forward. A front-end web developer at an advertising agency, she recently resigned to run her graphic t-shirt company, Bon Bon Vie, full time. Shari is a “self-proclaimed t-shirt addict, web developer and sometimes art director/designer … after she realized that she could […]

Tuesday 15 February, 2011

“Afri-Love is a feeling”: Lulu Kitololo Discusses Her Vision, Art and Life Unchained

Imagine all who are inspirited by Africa – all whose lives and hearts have been touched by the spirit of the continent – sharing their passion through collaboration, in the name of mutual empowerment. –Lulu Kitololo Lulu Kitololo is a self-defined “ideamonger,” using painting, graphic design, illustration, writing and workshops, to tell stories that honor […]

Monday 02 August, 2010

She Dreams in Digital: Jepchumba Shares Her Creative Journey and Vision for African Digital Art

Given the lack of African representation in the digital media industry, Jepchumba, the creator of African Digital Art, thought it was important to showcase and connect various artists across Africa that are making their mark on visual culture. The quality of innovative, professional and thought-provoking works we see on African Digital Art is amazing. Jepchumba is a […]

Wednesday 03 March, 2010

About The Editresses

In light of all the interviews that we have done, some folks were surprised that Kathryn and I had not shared more about ourselves. So, we finally decided to interview each other. Here, Kathryn and I discuss our backgrounds, current work, and of course, what living unchained means to us. KATHRYN BUFORD You are studying […]

Monday 30 November, 2009

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“That is not how we do it in South Africa!” Laverne Wyatt-Skriubakken proudly explained to the audience at a fashion and music party in Oslo, Norway. Instead of striking stiff stone-faced poses, the models at this event danced down the runway smiling and laughing. Their attitudes complemented the bright and bold patterns they wore-it is […]