Quaint Revolt

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

Creative thought is the force by which Quaint Revolt is governed. We aim to distribute optimal content, rooted in integrity, and create a space for expression. Our distinction: We attach depth, analysis, variety, and authenticity to our work - an approach we take immense pride in. Essentially, this publication helps facilitate poignant, intellectual discourse, and regards the correlation between the arts and life.

Quaint Revolt
04/12/2020

Quaint Revolt

Cross Colours (@crosscoloursla) took over fashion and culture when it launched in the early 90s. Now, the iconic brand i...
04/08/2020

Cross Colours (@crosscoloursla) took over fashion and culture when it launched in the early 90s. Now, the iconic brand is getting its flowers thanks to curator @tyreebp and @caaminla’s exhibition honoring Cross Colours’ legacy. While the current pandemic has forced the museum to close its doors, you can virtually experience the eclectic exhibit online. Read writer Kay-Ann Henry’s (@kaypoetaa_ ) reaction to “Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century” in Zine Issue 000. ✨Link in bio✨ #quaintrevolt #thequaintshoppe #crosscolours #californiaafricanamericanmuseum #blackfashion @ Quaint Revolt

04/06/2020

This inaugural episode features businessman TK Petersen, Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of The Gathering Spot. Inspired by our shared Caribbean roots, I invited the Virgin Islands native to chat about how he lives creatively, his favorite V.I. grub and much more. Read the editor’s recap in zine issue 000 at www.qrmedia.co.

Videographer/Editor: @timi.faderin
Dir. of Photography: @immanuel.powell
Creative Direction: @gilmerstreet

Our #coverstory features a Q+A with photographer Eric Jordan (@jordanviision) in conversation with Alyssa Allen @astoldb...
04/06/2020

Our #coverstory features a Q+A with photographer Eric Jordan (@jordanviision) in conversation with Alyssa Allen @astoldbyalyssa7. Continue reading on qrmedia.co to learn about how Eric got his start, his favorite project and the photographer who inspires his work the most. ✨Link in bio✨ #quaintrevolt #zine000 #thequaintshoppe #creativeliving @ Quaint Revolt

Brittanie Alexandria is the jewelry designer behind @bygingerblume - a minimalist brand curating unapologetic style. For...
04/03/2020

Brittanie Alexandria is the jewelry designer behind @bygingerblume - a minimalist brand curating unapologetic style. For women, by a woman. For this feature, we partnered with the NY designer to offer an exclusive set just for our readers. Dive into her story and shop the newly available collection now! ✨Link in bio✨

Words: @hasaniiscool
Photography: @reillyshaw

#quaintrevolt #gingerblume #jewelrydesigner #minimalistjewelry #exclusive @ Quaint Revolt

03/31/2020

Quarantine and zine, anyone? 📰 On 3-03, we’re dropping issue000 of Quaint Revolt the zine. This premier issue includes features with @jordanviision, @bygingerblume + more. Just in time to keep you company in isolation. Signup to get this drop directly in your mailbox Friday! You never know, we might gift you a print copy 👀

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03/04/2020

Thank you @enigsu for the opportunity to discuss my experience as a member of the #MainStreetFund’s inaugural cohort. Our mission to disrupt media and monetize creativity is something I’m extremely proud to call my life’s work. Especially for emerging creatives voices in the Diaspora.
Learn more about my journey, @quaintrevolt and how to join our global community at https://www.eni.gsu.edu/mainstreet/quaint-revolt/ 💛 #quaintrevolt #mediastartup #creativepreneur #creativeentrepreneur #diasporacreativity

Thank you @georgiastateuniversity for the opportunity to share @quaintrevolt with the entrepreneurship community. We are...
02/28/2020

Thank you @georgiastateuniversity for the opportunity to share @quaintrevolt with the entrepreneurship community. We are beyond proud of all we’ve accomplished throughout the #Mainstreet Program. Your continuous investment in student and alumni startups is changing lives everyday. Thank you for changing mine! 💛 #quaintrevolt #qrmedia #gsupanthers #entrepreneur #startuplife #mediapreneur @ Georgia State University Stadium

Trini Filmmaker raises $12K in crowdfunding for "Queen of Soca" - a modern Caribbean story touching on religion, classis...
02/13/2020

Trini Filmmaker raises $12K in crowdfunding for "Queen of Soca" - a modern Caribbean story touching on religion, classism, sexuality and the soca industry. Read about it on the site now. http://bit.ly/2uvhbTq

See four new exhibitions this Spring at California African American Museum. CAAM recently announced its lineup, which in...
02/12/2020

See four new exhibitions this Spring at California African American Museum. CAAM recently announced its lineup, which includes solo projects from LA-based artists Nikita Gale and Sula Bermúdez-Silverman. Head to the site to learn more. http://bit.ly/39hlNv9 @ California African American Museum

See four new exhibitions this Spring at California African American Museum. CAAM recently announced its lineup, which in...
02/12/2020

See four new exhibitions this Spring at California African American Museum. CAAM recently announced its lineup, which includes solo projects from LA-based artists Nikita gale and Sula Bermúdez-Silverman. Head to the site to learn more. http://bit.ly/39hlNv9

Miami Creatives, see Kimberly Drew (@museummammy) in conversation with Loni Johnson at @PAMM. This session of the Museum...
02/11/2020

Miami Creatives, see Kimberly Drew (@museummammy) in conversation with Loni Johnson at @PAMM. This session of the Museum's Scholl Lecture Series celebrates Black History Month and the Fund for African American Art. Read online for rsvp and to learn how you can support the fund. http://bit.ly/2H3EaaX

"What Carried Us Over: Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey" is a collection of 28 self-taught artists, whose works reflect life ...
02/10/2020

"What Carried Us Over: Gifts from Gordon W. Bailey" is a collection of 28 self-taught artists, whose works reflect life in the Deep South during Jim Crow. Writer Kay-Ann Henry (@kaypoetaa_) discusses the contemplative exhibition in her latest #art #review. Online now! http://bit.ly/2OBw25K

#quaintrevolt #perezartmuseummiami #blackhistorymonth #blackart #samdoyle #sistergertrudemorgan #miamiart @ Pérez Art Museum Miami

Atlanta Creatives! This weekend is your last chance to view "Something Over Something Else": Romare Bearden's Profile Se...
01/31/2020

Atlanta Creatives! This weekend is your last chance to view "Something Over Something Else": Romare Bearden's Profile Series at the High Museum of Art. Bearden was an American artist, writer and social worker who spent much of his adult life in Harlem during the Rennaissance. There, his family's home became a space for exchange where visitors like Duke Ellington and Langston Hughes frequented. Start Black History Month with "Something Over Something Else", which closes Sunday, Feb. 2nd. #quaintrevolt #romarebearden #highmuseumofart #atlart #blackhistorymonth

01/23/2020

Go inside our first Sneaker Ball experience. Thank you @sb_atl for having us.

Video by @gilmerstreet for @quaintrevolt.

01/09/2020

✨It’s 🐐 Season✨ Hi Creatives! It’s your favorite EIC’s birthday 🥰 Building @quaintrevolt from the ground up is the most special gift. In fact, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. We’re forming a community dedicated to amplifying underserved voices and empowering creatives economically. If you want to make my day extra special, join us by subscribing to our newsletter. I will be sending out a special note tomorrow on turning 28, how QR and being Jamaican has shaped me over the years. Sign up today, chat with you tomorrow ❤️ @quaintrelle_sashagay 🥂#quaintrevolt #editortingz #capricornseason #goatseason #solarreturn

We’re in 2020 meanwhile #Afropunk Jo’burg goers are in 3020. Group shots by the incomparable @trevor_stuurman for @vogue...
01/06/2020

We’re in 2020 meanwhile #Afropunk Jo’burg goers are in 3020. Group shots by the incomparable @trevor_stuurman for @vogue 🔥🔥🔥 @ Afro Punk

Spelman Museum of Fine Art to debut "Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation" in the U.S. for the first time. The exhibi...
01/06/2020

Spelman Museum of Fine Art to debut "Theaster Gates: Black Image Corporation" in the U.S. for the first time. The exhibit invites exploration of both publishing and photography, drawing on Ebony and Jet magazines' authority on Black American culture. Learn more on the site. http://bit.ly/2SZeXWb

Cheers to a very Merry  Christmas and Happy Hanukkah🍷🎄🌟 #aquaintchristmas #merrychristmas #happyholidays #happyhanukkah
12/25/2019

Cheers to a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah🍷🎄🌟 #aquaintchristmas #merrychristmas #happyholidays #happyhanukkah

EXCLUSIVE: Floyd Hall meditates on Hebru Brantley, an "inventor of worlds" in this exclusive centering Brantley's Neverm...
12/23/2019

EXCLUSIVE: Floyd Hall meditates on Hebru Brantley, an "inventor of worlds" in this exclusive centering Brantley's Nevermore Park. Read the piece in full on the site.http://bit.ly/374NJBw Photo: Madison Wells Media

Shanequa Gay's "Lit Without Sherman: A Love letter to the West End" is part art exhibit and research paper. As an Atlant...
12/11/2019

Shanequa Gay's "Lit Without Sherman: A Love letter to the West End" is part art exhibit and research paper. As an Atlanta transplant, I walked away with a comprehensive understanding of the neighborhood's sacredness. Read in full on the site: http://bit.ly/35kUyhT

Today's read traces how the slogan tee became a political statement. Writer Hasani Malone takes us through the t-shirts ...
12/10/2019

Today's read traces how the slogan tee became a political statement. Writer Hasani Malone takes us through the t-shirts 19th-century founding to present-day political discourse. Read in full on the site. #quaintrevolt #perspectives #fashionhistory #newpostup @ Quaint Revolt

We're kicking December off with Caribbean art! Writer Kay-Ann Henry (@kaypoetaa_) reviews "The Other Side of Now: Foresi...
12/02/2019

We're kicking December off with Caribbean art! Writer Kay-Ann Henry (@kaypoetaa_) reviews "The Other Side of Now: Foresight in Contemporary Caribbean Art," in which 14 artists of the Caribbean Diaspora envision the future of their respective homelands. Touching on topics of colonization, climate change, and immigrant identities, Henry's review leaves you entrenched with contemplation. Link in bio for more. #quaintrevolt #perezartmuseum #miamiartists #caribbeanart #caribbeanartists #artcrushmonday #newpostup @ Pérez Art Museum Miami

Happy QuaintsGiving continues with team @quaintrevolt! ✨🦃🍂 Wrapping up our Week of Thanks with Miami Contributor @kaypoe...
11/30/2019

Happy QuaintsGiving continues with team @quaintrevolt! ✨🦃🍂 Wrapping up our Week of Thanks with Miami Contributor @kaypoetaa_. See you in December Creatives! ⠀
#quaintrevolt #teamqr #happythanksgivng #affirmations #teambuilding #thanksgiving2019 #2020affirmations #weekofthanks #musicwriter #artwriter

Happy QuaintsGiving continues with team @quaintrevolt! ✨🦃🍂 Wrapping up our Week of Thanks with Music Editor @roshjobin. ...
11/29/2019

Happy QuaintsGiving continues with team @quaintrevolt! ✨🦃🍂 Wrapping up our Week of Thanks with Music Editor @roshjobin. See you December Creatives!

#quaintrevolt #teamqr #happythanksgivng #affirmations #teambuilding #thanksgiving2019 #2020affirmations #weekofthanks #musicwriter

Happy QuaintsGiving from team @quaintrevolt! ✨🦃🍂 Seen here is Contributor @fiyaniya.⠀We have quite a bit to be thankful ...
11/28/2019

Happy QuaintsGiving from team @quaintrevolt! ✨🦃🍂 Seen here is Contributor @fiyaniya.

We have quite a bit to be thankful for and know you do too. To celebrate, join us in sharing what you’re grateful for and your 2020 affirmations. #quaintrevolt #teamqr #happythanksgivng #turkeyday #thanksgiving2019 #2020affirmations #weekofthanks

11/22/2019

Chadwick Boseman plays avenging Cop in "21 Bridges," opening in theaters today. We're excited to see Boseman take on this role. Are you? Check out the preview and let us know. http://bit.ly/2Xyn7VL

Virgil Abloh is a true multihyphenate creative - designer, artist, and DJ. In his High Museum debut, "Figures of Speech,...
11/21/2019

Virgil Abloh is a true multihyphenate creative - designer, artist, and DJ. In his High Museum debut, "Figures of Speech," we get a glimpse into his creative processes and sometimes controversial career. Read writer Alyssa Allen's review now live online. Images courtesy of the museum. http://bit.ly/2KHump4

Fashion writer Hasani Malone offers a compelling review of Minimalism/Maximalism, which closed last weekend at The Museu...
11/19/2019

Fashion writer Hasani Malone offers a compelling review of Minimalism/Maximalism, which closed last weekend at The Museum at FIT. The robust exhibit featured only one known Black designer, Carly Cushnie, a sad reminder of how designers from the African Diaspora are still disregarded for their vast influence. Experience the curation in full on the site. #quaintrevolt #minimalismmaximalism #museumatfit #fitmuseum #exhibitreview #commedesgarcons #cushnie @ Museum at FIT

After months of pushback from his label, Jacquees finally released his highly anticipated sophomore album, "King of R&B....
11/18/2019

After months of pushback from his label, Jacquees finally released his highly anticipated sophomore album, "King of R&B." With the project aiming to validate his claim to the throne, music photojournalist Niya Falls analyzes the singer's latest effort. Read her review in full on the website. Photo by @fiyaniya. http://bit.ly/2Kw474T

The holiday season for islanders living abroad can be especially difficult. However, a little taste of the Caribbean can...
11/18/2019
Merch Carnival: A Shopping Guide For Islanders Abroad

The holiday season for islanders living abroad can be especially difficult. However, a little taste of the Caribbean can help alleviate their homesickness. That is why we've partnered with MerchCarnival for a holiday shopping guide. Shop the products sure to make the islander in your life smile with their Caribbean pride.

#RedCarpetReview The L.A. premiere of @queenandslim drew some of Black Hollywood’s finest and flyest. Superstars like ou...
11/16/2019

#RedCarpetReview The L.A. premiere of @queenandslim drew some of Black Hollywood’s finest and flyest. Superstars like our forever fave @badgalriri, along with @janellemonae @shionat, @zendaya and @snoopdogg, were in attendance. #SwipeLeft to see some of the best style and beauty looks of the evening. #quaintrevolt #queenandslim #losangeleslife #redcarpetready #filmpremiere #rihanna #janellemonae @ Los Angeles, California

Eddie Murphy resurges as Blaxploitation star Rudy Ray Moore in “Dolemite Is My Name” – an off-kilter biopic about the (i...
11/12/2019

Eddie Murphy resurges as Blaxploitation star Rudy Ray Moore in “Dolemite Is My Name” – an off-kilter biopic about the (in)famous pimp alter ego. Writer Jessica Louis (@jessical0uis) concludes that in this role, Murphy is “the kind of actor that makes the viewer forget the film is about a completely different person.” Read her succinct review on the site. http://bit.ly/2q9hwJ8

#quaintrevolt #dolemiteismyname #filmreview

Contemporary hip-hop photographer Gunner Stahl drooped another photobook, Gunner Stahl: Portraits. As the the title sugg...
11/11/2019

Contemporary hip-hop photographer Gunner Stahl drooped another photobook, Gunner Stahl: Portraits. As the the title suggests, the compilation features portraits of some of hip-hop’s most recognized and upcoming faces. Head to the site for a look inside his one-week exhibit during Redbull music festival. Photos by Immanuel Powell http://bit.ly/2NC0SuY

#quaintrevolt #gunnerstahl #hiphopphotography #exhibit #photobook #atlantaphotographer #mcm

11/10/2019

Sunday Chat: Today we’re contemplating on the upcoming movie “The Photograph,” which stars Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield. Rae is the daughter of a famed photographer, Stanfield a journalist covering her work after her recent death. It’s still refreshing to see Black actors assuming roles where the characters are everyday people. No stereotyping, no typecasting. Here we see Rae explore a layer unlike her previous roles, proving she has exceptional range without erasing herself completely. Her love interest is known for his experimental approach to acting and he delivers on that again. It will be a great ride with this star studded cast that also includes #LilRelHowery, #ChelseaPeretti and @teyonahparris.

Watch this heartwarming feature unfold in theaters Valentine’s Day. In the meantime, share your thoughts on the roles, film or plot in a comment. #quaintrevolt #thephotographmovie #issarae #lakeithstanfield #newmovie #blackmovies #blackactors #blackactress #willpacker #willpackerproductions

Streetwear and Atlanta pretty much go hand-in-hand, especially among the city's creative youth. Since launching in 2017,...
11/08/2019

Streetwear and Atlanta pretty much go hand-in-hand, especially among the city's creative youth. Since launching in 2017, Atlanta Streetwear Market has become a new staple retail experience for underground fashion, art and music enthusiasts. Go inside the bi-annual event's last activation of 2019. Words by Alyssa Allen. Photos by Deanna Griffin. http://bit.ly/2Q0vXdo

@VirgilAbloh's "Figures of Speech" opens next Tuesday at the @highmuseumofart, running until the 8th of March 2020. The ...
11/06/2019

@VirgilAbloh's "Figures of Speech" opens next Tuesday at the @highmuseumofart, running until the 8th of March 2020. The curation assesses Abloh's career through fashion and product designs, as well as artworks gone undone. We're expecting a beautiful dialogue between menswear and art, with the flair of industrial design.

Huge congratulations to @christopherjohnrogers, the winner this year’s #CFDA x #Vogue Fashion Fund. Rogers’ much deserve...
11/05/2019

Huge congratulations to @christopherjohnrogers, the winner this year’s #CFDA x #Vogue Fashion Fund. Rogers’ much deserved win comes with a $400k grant and a year of mentorship to take the CJR brand to new heights. Seen here is a backstage view of the designer’s 2019 collection by @christian__cody. #cfdavoguefashionfund #quaintrevolt #fashionnews #tuesdaymorning

10/31/2019

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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.

Referencing the past to inform the current and (re)create the future.

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Primarily a features-oriented publication, Quaint Revolt's distinction is the centering of depth, analysis, and authenticity through human-interest storytelling and visual narratives.

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This bi-annual facilitates meaningful discourse on aesthetics, culture and perspectives concerning the African Diaspora. Quaint Revolt is a textual tool that analyzes the intersection of arts, culture and society.

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Conceptualized in 2014, Quaint Revolt Media, llc is a nucleus generated by a thoughtfully-curated collective of progressive, creative, rebels who innovate, inform and inspire.

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