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Quaint Revolt Quaint Revolt is a Diasporic Resource rooted in thoughtful storytelling, narrating the multicultural stories of creatives, thinkers + change-agents.

Our features highlight the symbiotic relationship between the arts + society, drawing on disruptors of visual culture, media, industry and discourse relating to the African Disapora. Referencing the past to inform the current and (re)create the future.

Our features highlight the symbiotic relationship between the arts + society, drawing on disruptors of visual culture, media, industry and discourse relating to the African Disapora. Referencing the past to inform the current and (re)create the future.

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Let's chat, shall we?In this issue, our EIC brings you up to speed with the company post hiatus announcement. Plus, we'r...
04/02/2021

Let's chat, shall we?

In this issue, our EIC brings you up to speed with the company post hiatus announcement. Plus, we're gathering intel for our re-launch efforts and spotlighting a rising creatives we're loving.

Get reaQUAINTed https://mailchi.mp/quaintrevolt/lets-chat-shall-we

What We Can Learn from Master P Before Roc Nation brunches helped paint the modern portrait of Black excellence in Hip-H...
02/02/2021
What We Can Learn from Master P

What We Can Learn from Master P
Before Roc Nation brunches helped paint the modern portrait of Black excellence in Hip-Hop, a bright young multi-hyphenate from New Orleans gave the music industry an early glimpse at what entrepreneurship and ownership could really look like for Black artists. Since the turn of the 90s, Percy Miller ― or more famously known as Master P ― has proven that there are no limits to what creatives can achieve when approaching their careers with business acumen. Compared to Jay Z, Diddy, and his other contemporaries, Miller is one of rap’s least celebrated moguls, but his name remains in that circle for a reason.

He founded No Limit Records in 1991, the legendary New Orleans record label that predominantly featured southern artists such as Lil Romeo, Mia X, Mystikal, Curren$y, C-Murder, and Silkk the Shocker. By 1995, Miller had inked an unprecedented 80-20 distribution deal, especially for a Southern Hip-Hop label, with Priority records that allowed

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‘Queen & Slim’ – A Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe Drama First look at Queen & Slim, c/o Universal Pictures. Two leadin...
02/01/2021
‘Queen & Slim’ – A Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe Drama

‘Queen & Slim’ – A Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe Drama
First look at Queen & Slim, c/o Universal Pictures.

Two leading Black Women in film come together for an on-the-run drama starring Daniel Kaluuya and newcomer Jodie Turner-Smith. Matsoukas is recognized for her music video work with Rihanna, Solange, and Beyonce, as well as TV work for 'Insecure'. She has won Grammy's for both "Formation" and "We Found Love." Will she add Oscar to her list?

Stylish (re: Turner-Smith wearing Brother Vellies in poster), thrilling and Black; "Queen and Slim" releases worldwide in November. Press release courtesy of Universal Pictures below.

(from left) Goddess (Indya Moore), Uncle Earl (Bokeem Woodbine), Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) in Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas.

Daniel Kaluuya as Slim in Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas.Jodie Turner-Smith as Queen in Queen & Slim, directed by Melina Matsoukas.(from left) Slim (Daniel Kaluuya)

Stylish, thrilling and very Black. Melima

“Jaguar” is the cosmic hug the world needs right now Victoria Monet isn’t new to creating songs that hypnotize and captu...
01/31/2021
“Jaguar” is the cosmic hug the world needs right now

“Jaguar” is the cosmic hug the world needs right now
Victoria Monet isn’t new to creating songs that hypnotize and capture the heart of millions. After all, she boasts songwriting credits on hits like “thank, u next” and “7 rings” by Ariana Grande, “Work from Home” by Fifth Harmony, and the more recent “Do It” by Chloe x Halle. She has spent time behind the scenes helping others but the aptly titled Jaguar shows us that she is just as powerful in the shadows as she is in the spotlight.

Channeling the energy of the titled animal, the collection of 8 songs not only teaches us the joys of sensuality and hunger but a lesson in affirming your personal power and strength. Monet’s music has always been a celebration of tenderness and the feminine but for Jaguar, she wanted to discover more about herself. In an interview with The Cut in May, Monet told the magazine that with the extra time quarantine has given us, she has been asking herself questions like, "what

Channeling the energy of the titled animal, the collection of 8 songs not only teaches us the joys of sensuality and hunger but a lesson in affirming your personal power and strength. Monet’s music has always been a celebration of tenderness and the feminine but for Jaguar, she wanted to discover ...

Editor’s Note: Fashion’s Realism Era Another Fashion Month has come and gone but, luckily, the runways' remnants are her...
01/30/2021
Editor’s Note: Fashion’s Realism Era

Editor’s Note: Fashion’s Realism Era
Another Fashion Month has come and gone but, luckily, the runways' remnants are here to rub in all of the "you had to be there" moments most of us regular folk missed. I assume my invitation got lost in the mail yet again, but that's neither here nor there. As expected, many 2015 trends - vibrant yellow, frayed-hem denim, and off-the-shoulder sass - bled over into this year's collections. We saw avant-garde embellishing like the "maximalism" at 5:31 Jerome (a term I assume was coined by the designer), and rainbow tweed that has become synonymous

with Lagerfeld's most recent Chanel collections. While flamboyant ornamentation will never truly die, as it is quite relative to fashion design, relatable, comfort-centric fashion is the newest trend to overtake the mode scene. Revised workwear, block-heel shoes, and loose fitting 70s tops have been revitalized by high-end brands and is the bulk of what you'll find on the racks at fast-fashion

Is an 1850s art movement revitalizing itself through fashion?

Singer Tate Is High-Street Atlanta  Tate wears dress by JD Noble.Only because you guys love it when I open articles with...
01/29/2021
Singer Tate Is High-Street Atlanta

Singer Tate Is High-Street Atlanta
Tate wears dress by JD Noble.

Only because you guys love it when I open articles with a background story, I shall do the same today. I promise it'll all come together. Here goes! I'm winging it by myself at an art event, wishing for something to captivate me. Then, I see this tiny framed girl in a patterned robe tied over a crisp all-white look and cocaine white sneakers. Well-defined personal style? Check! I'm all in at that point, but it was Tate's performance of a "Hotlinebling" remix that truly won me over. She had a presence that was unlike any of the other artists, with a high-street vibe that complimented her sound. Fast-forward to now, her version of the tune is on my favorite playlist, and I got the opportunity to not only dress her for this editorial, but we chatted it up some as well. One thing is undoubtedly for sure: Tate is Atlanta's best kept secret. You know, the kind that's so damn good you must tell everyone about it? Basically,

We did an editorial with Tate, Atlanta’s best kept secret, and one to watch.

Portraitist Charlee Black Reflects on Community In an uncut discussion, photographer Charlee Black shares how communitie...
01/28/2021
Portraitist Charlee Black Reflects on Community

Portraitist Charlee Black Reflects on Community In an uncut discussion, photographer Charlee Black shares how communities (of women) influence her imaging; relinquishing work-related misery and her contribution to photography.
Words by Charlee Black. Edited by Sasha-Gay.

Early beginnings
I’m a 24 year old portrait photographer based in the Midwest. I have been shooting since I was little [when] my mom use to buy me little disposable 2 packs cameras. It was my bi-weekly treat. I'd shoot my dogs or plants and sh*t. She would develop them and we’d pick up another pack. I was given my first dslr in middle school, which was crummy hand me down Nikon with a kit lens that got me through high school. I was lucky enough to purchase another camera right after graduation along with some gear. Maybe it's being raised by a single mom, or just being frugal but gear or whatever isn't big for me. I always felt gear can be an excuse. I can make whatever work. Your girl is crafty!

Charlee Black

In an uncut discussion, photographer Charlee Black shares how communities (of women) influence her imaging.

Sarah Dorleus’ Emerging Artistic Voice Nineteen year-old painter, Sarah Dorleus, may be young, but her work already tran...
01/27/2021
Sarah Dorleus’ Emerging Artistic Voice

Sarah Dorleus’ Emerging Artistic Voice
Nineteen year-old painter, Sarah Dorleus, may be young, but her work already transcends any societal limitation. Her presently poised, and mature nature is not only admirable but is also a noticeable theme of what she creates. The Brooklyn-born, ATL living student, shared with me details of her work, aspirations, and, as you will soon see, what makes her voice so distinct.

Sarah Dorleus' studio, 2015 by Wildy Civil courtesy of the artist.

Teachers of poetry often put emphasis on the importance of developing voice, something of which I was reminded when speaking with Sarah. Interestingly, she's been designing her artistic persona from as early as elementary school when sketching and personal style became active in her life. After graduating high school, Sarah took a serious approach by choosing to study art. The early exposure to creating (writing included), mixed in with her Haitian-American upbringing - what she notes as being "really

19-year-old Art student, Sarah Dorleus, is developing her distinct voice. Here’s how.

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” Virgil Abloh (born September 30, 1980) is an African-American multihyphenate - designe...
01/26/2021
Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”
Virgil Abloh (born September 30, 1980) is an African-American multihyphenate - designer, artist, and DJ - who is the founder and CEO of Milan based fashion house Off-White. More recently, Ablohh made history when appointed as artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s Menswear, the first Black person to hold the title. Abloh has decades of experience in fashion design, engineering as well as architecture studies and music, which he flawlessly integrates into his clothing and artworks. The range of his creative practice has never more evident than his exhibition “Figures of Speech,” currently on display at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Abloh’s exhibition is the first of its kind for the High, taking viewers on a deep dive into his creative process, discipline in the arts, and collaborations ranging from musicians, fashion designers, and architects. The exhibition title itself draws

The exhibition title itself draws off Abloh’s clever use of language and quotation marks angling the objects he designs and the people who don his clothing into “figures of speech.”

Playlist: Sounds For Radical Liberation The artists featured on this playlist have all extensively cataloged sounds to t...
01/25/2021
Playlist: Sounds For Radical Liberation

Playlist: Sounds For Radical Liberation
The artists featured on this playlist have all extensively cataloged sounds to the tune of liberation. Sings songs of freedom, social injustice, faith, and resistance. We’ve selected a few of their most empowering songs that will, hopefully, inspire us all to unlock our own sense of radicalism. Get angry. Find hope. Act out.

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Measurable Solutions On Tuesday, we released a statement postponing our Trial+Error Summit scheduled to commence tomorro...
01/24/2021
Measurable Solutions

Measurable Solutions
On Tuesday, we released a statement postponing our Trial+Error Summit scheduled to commence tomorrow morning. It was the hardest decision we've made as a team in the early stages of growth. From a business standpoint, we had many considerations, and I'm happy we chose well. Better yet, that we chose right. In the days since opting to focus on current justice initiatives, I find myself grappling with a new source of anger unique to those of us at the juncture of oppression and creative praxis.

I am weary at how activism is never a choice for the Black artist. *For the purposes of this piece, art/artist is used to encompass all forms of creative output.* While practitioners in dominant cultures are encouraged to create without bounds, Black art is not afforded that same privilege. No matter the artist's medium - be it visual, textual, sonic or with the body - we are by default working within parameters, and in the overarching industry that is representation.

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Sevana: In Quaint Focus Words: Rashida Grant | Photography: Wade Rhoden | Creative Dr. Fidge Fletcher |Hair: Sammoy Dunc...
01/23/2021
Sevana: In Quaint Focus

Sevana: In Quaint Focus
Words: Rashida Grant | Photography: Wade Rhoden | Creative Dr. Fidge Fletcher |Hair: Sammoy Duncan | MUA: Loni Jones This interview was conducted in 2018. Certain details, such as artist's age, may be outdated at time of publishing. Content has been edited for clarity.

Sevana is the 26-year-old reggae-soul singer with a conscious slant Atlantans need to know. The Jamaican songstress has attracted international attention with her contemporary spin on such a classic genre. While managed by the same collective as reggae notable Protoje, Sevana's star-power is still relatively untapped. Last summer, Quaint Revolt contributor Rashida Grant sat in on a studio session with the budding star for an intimate conversation. Thanks to Wade Rhoden for contributing this dazzling editorial, in which each image directs our focus where it belongs: on Sevana Siren.

Quaint Revolt: Tell us a little about yourself, who is Sevana?

Sevana: Who is Sevana? Well, I

Sevana is the contemporary reggae-soul singer Atlantans need to know. See her like you've never before. This content is for Community Premium (Monthly) and Community Premium (Annual) members only. Upgrade your subscription for full access to Quaint Revolt and our creative community. Log In Register

“When I Get Home” Comes To Atlanta November in Atlanta kicks off with a one-night double screening of Solange's When I G...
01/22/2021
“When I Get Home” Comes To Atlanta

“When I Get Home” Comes To Atlanta
November in Atlanta kicks off with a one-night double screening of Solange's When I Get Home at the High Museum of Art. Since July, screenings in select contemporary art spaces were activated across the United States and Europe. Having made stops in venues such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum London, the film makes its way back south at the High's Frequency Friday on the first of the month. There are two chances to view the director's cut edition, which features new scenes and musical arrangements: the first viewing is at 6:45 pm and another at 8 pm, both followed by a talk-back conversation.

Still from When I Get Home, 2019 c/o High Museum of Art

Tickets are available for purchase now at high.org.

The High Museum Brings Solange’s film, When I Get Home, to ATL.

Diaspora Designers: African Fashion Brands Fighting COVID-19 Designers from all across the world have unexpectedly becom...
01/21/2021
Diaspora Designers: African Fashion Brands Fighting COVID-19

Diaspora Designers: African Fashion Brands Fighting COVID-19
Designers from all across the world have unexpectedly become 'fashion hero's' of the decade. In opting to offer stylish face-armor, Diaspora Designers are operating at the intersection of fashion and humanitarianism in the global fight against COVID-19. Since the industry shift gears from crafting collections to virus vigilantes, creativity and innovation are front-and-center, from unique manufacturing practices to the designs themselves. Furthermore, masks are a time-specific tactic that is can be properly leveraged as initiatives to help their respective communities and support vulnerable groups in need of food parcels or funding.

Still, the world needs a cure. And while the government develops beta vaccines, some of the most important hero's right now are creatives. Brands that are, essentially, encouraging people to practice social distancing and minimize the spread of coronavirus. It does no harm to fight covid

ince the industry shift gears from crafting collections to virus vigilantes, creativity and innovation are front-and-center, from unique manufacturing practices to the designs themselves.

Luxury Hotel Renovates With Atlanta Artists After announcing renovations to the public in September 2018, W Atlanta-Buck...
01/20/2021
Luxury Hotel Renovates With Atlanta Artists

Luxury Hotel Renovates With Atlanta Artists
After announcing renovations to the public in September 2018, W Atlanta-Buckhead reveals new art-inspired updates. The Woodbine Legacy Investments (WLI) project - which began in May of last year - wrapped the first phase of construction. The next round of upgrade will resume in the latter half 2019. In a press release from the luxury giant, a creatively enhanced guest experience captures the spirit of Buckhead, with artworks by Atlanta locals embellishing hotel rooms and the revered Whiskey Blue rooftop bar. Continue below for additional details on the multi-million dollar renovation.

Whiskey Blue Atlanta patio with skyline view by Jason Locklear. C/o Jennifer Lawrence, W Atlanta-Buckhead.

Whiskey Blue Atlanta Mural by Chris Veal. Photo by Jason Locklear, c/o W Atlanta-Buckhead.

Courtesy of Jennifer Lawrence, W Atlanta-Buckhead

In 2018, the hotel celebrated 10 years of tenure as a W destination—making the renovation

$20 million revamp restores the hotel’s edge to offer a bold, artful and upscale experience for luxury travelers.

Engineer To Selekta: DJ Kea B. And The Indie R&B Scene Kea Bryant, otherwise known as Kea B., is a Baltimore civil engin...
01/19/2021
Engineer To Selekta: DJ Kea B. And The Indie R&B Scene

Engineer To Selekta: DJ Kea B. And The Indie R&B Scene
Kea Bryant, otherwise known as Kea B., is a Baltimore civil engineer by day and playlist whisperer by night. After more than a decade, the music-maven has worked in the engineering field but totes the mind of a designer. While she initially sought to pursue graphic design, Bryant has found creative refuge in mastering the art of playlist composition. Still somewhat of designer, but instead she crafts sonic moods with indie r&b as her chief discipline. Bryant now disrupts not one, but two male-dominated fields. It should be noted, women in certain music industry roles still struggle to acquire the same access, pay rates, and influence as their male counterparts. More women are entering the deejaying space, and Bryant joins the likes of DJ Osho and Reese, both of whom call Atlanta home. In Baltimore, however, this sound curator has more than enough talent at her disposal. B-More is rife with relatively untapped artists as its

In a way, we’re getting back to the roots. You think about underground music, especially in New York and Atlanta, there are a lot of hidden gems. Spaces where you can find intimate performances with artists you haven’t heard before. This content is for Community Premium (Monthly) and Community P...

Kim Zulu: South Africa’s First Digital Influencer South Africa has welcomed its first virtual influencer, a model named ...
01/18/2021
Kim Zulu: South Africa’s First Digital Influencer

Kim Zulu: South Africa’s First Digital Influencer
South Africa has welcomed its first virtual influencer, a model named Kim Zulu. Created by Emojis - the Johannesburg, South Africa based digital agency - the model made her first appearance on March 22, 2020. Since her debut, Zulu has attracted more than 2,000 followers on Instagram, along with a slew of fashion brands. Not just any brands, however. The stylish Humanoid landed herself a collaboration with Kangol, the renowned British accessory company famous for its headwear.

South Africans immediately show affection to anyone in whatever form, colour or shape, without judgment. And that’s emotionally powerful.

She might be Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) but she is quite easy on the eyes, which makes her existence easier to digest for tech skeptics. Zulu is beautiful and stylish, her dark skin and bald head are among the features that make the model a trendsetter. Her features should come as no surprise, as Africa's

I think everyone who knows of me is struggling to understand how I exist, but continuously embrace me in whatever form I am.

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Quaint Revolt is a Diasporic Resource rooted in thoughtful storytelling, narrating the multicultural stories of creatives, thinkers + change-agents. Our features highlight the symbiotic relationship between the arts + society, drawing on disruptors of visual culture, media and discourse relating to the African Disapora.

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