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Thenublk’s Summer Selections: July

29th June 2015 |

London is a buzz again during the Summer with a number of must-see events taking place. Here are our picks for July:

Exhibitions

All of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm // 5 Jun – 1 Aug @ David … Read More

Girlhood, Grime & Afrofuturism – Web series ‘Strolling’ looks at Black identity in France

21st January 2015 |

‘The Black experience’ often times denotes (depending on who’s talking about it) the idea that as people our experiences are homogenous. Whilst there are certainly shared experiences there are also vast differences which makes these experiences anything but monolithic.

The … Read More

[Iam:thenublk] Avi McClain of Contemporary Negro: ‘Bringing back what never should have left’

16th July 2012 |

Introduce yourself 

My name is Avi (Ahhhh-Veeee). I am a graphic designer and I run a blog and clothing brand called ‘Contemporary Negro’. Cn is all about representing roots and culture through fashion. The main focus is about putting a contemporary … Read More

[Art & Design] Robin Clare’s ‘Jamaica Project’ explores Jamaican dancehall and party culture

11th July 2012 |

These prints remind me of the Dancehall animation Sarah Doyle created a couple of years ago. Speaking about the project, Australian artist Clare says:

 

“Jamaica Project explores the way in which modern Jamaica expresses itself through its dancehall and party culture. … Read More

[Event] Respect Jamaica 50th: Celebration of Jamaican Culture to be held at the indigo O2 – July 25th to August 6th

25th May 2012 |

 

To commemorate 50 years of Jamaican Independence a 13 day musical celebration at the indigo O2 featuring an amazing lineup of artists including Damian Marley, Lee Scratch Perry, Tarrus Riley, John Holt, and Jimmy Cliff. The Respect Jamaica … Read More

[video] Buki Koshoni: Define Black

5th October 2011 |

Having featured Buki Koshoni on the site, I’m really looking forward to seeing the development of this series.

DEFINE BLACK was conceptualized by Buki Koshoni, in order to gain a wider understanding of the Black British experience.

DEFINE … Read More

[bookmark this] Tás a ver? (Do You See?)

3rd August 2011 |

Tas a ver? (do you see? or do you get it?) is a provocation that sets the tone for distinctive images that portray a contemporary and urban African continent. It deliberately uses Portuguese, which is spoken in some countries in Africa, … Read More

Thenublack loves ‘Pictures My Dad Took’

6th October 2010 |

I’ve said it before but Tumblr is such a great resource for finding dope visuals, and ‘Picture My Dad Took’ is no exception. If you didn’t know, Spec Boogie is also a graphic designer (which I’m sure must … Read More