Maple:Koyo

Maple:Koyo [maple:koyo] is a magazine that curates melanin artifacts through art, poetry, love, and enlightenment.

[maple:koyo] is a zine that preserves and illustrates the complexities, artistic expressions, and identities of enriched melanated queer individuals through the mediums of art, poetry, love and enlightenment. Through a black queer lens, [maple:koyo] is designed to collectively disrupt gender binaries, promote positive images of black queer individuals, and to create a platform for the lgbtq community to speak. The zine chronicles a collection of curated black queer artists from photographers, poets, essayist and graphic designers. The inaugural issue of [maple:koyo] focuses on the art of black queer men. These entities and identifiers define who we are as people and as individuals, yet within these spectrums of experiences and self-identifying, there are possible battles between Bondage & Freedom. The ideas, social norms and standards within our society create pariahs of the world that leave these people on a constant search for a free life in a in a bound society. Through strong and striking photographic images, Bondage & Freedom details the unspoken fears and struggles stirring within the black community. From physical bondage to emotional and mental bondage, this series forces one to see bondage through the exposed body in order to understand that all black lives matter, woman, man, LGBTQ, the mentally ill, all of us, the unspoken, the forgotten, the others. It is this reality that, “we are all in search of freedom,” which is why this collaboration is so important to us—we are an example of our journey and search for freedom together.

BLACK BOY BE. T-shirts are available at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library Shop! Co...
11/10/2017

BLACK BOY BE. T-shirts are available at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library Shop! Come by or place an order! We appreciate the support!!!! #blackboybe

08/28/2017

Reprint coming soon! A little slimmer! A little different!

[MAPLE:KOYO] first edition featuring 24 contributors by black and brown queer *men. Thanks for all the support!
07/29/2017

[MAPLE:KOYO] first edition featuring 24 contributors by black and brown queer *men. Thanks for all the support!

Today I saw Solange and I'm not sure if I'm a ghost or not as of now, but she was such a light! I gave her a copy of [ma...
07/28/2017

Today I saw Solange and I'm not sure if I'm a ghost or not as of now, but she was such a light! I gave her a copy of [maple:koyo] zine and she was thrilled! I can't believe today happened!!!! Was feeling low today and had to push myself out of the house. Self care was Solange today. Self care was believing in myself today. Self care was being present.

#blackboybe design! Shirts coming soon and buttons!
07/26/2017

#blackboybe design! Shirts coming soon and buttons!

Prints for sale. WE BE THE FEATURES website coming soon!
07/20/2017

Prints for sale. WE BE THE FEATURES website coming soon!

[maple:koyo] zine
07/17/2017

[maple:koyo] zine

07/12/2017

Those that do have the zine can you take photos and share please. If you are a contributor please share your spread. Thanks. #maplekoyo

Merch available at #webethefeatures 7.1.11 Collect all 3. Pokemon these shirts y'all lol
06/24/2017

Merch available at #webethefeatures 7.1.11 Collect all 3. Pokemon these shirts y'all lol

My design for the Schomburg Program (Zines: Elaborate Disruption &a Black Creativity) RSVP and lets sell this out! I'll ...
06/23/2017

My design for the Schomburg Program (Zines: Elaborate Disruption &a Black Creativity) RSVP and lets sell this out! I'll be on the panel talking about [maple:koyo] zine! See you Tuesday, June 27th. #SchomburgZineFair

Zines: Elaborate Disruption and Black Creativity! Design by me! June 27th at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black ...
06/19/2017

Zines: Elaborate Disruption and Black Creativity! Design by me! June 27th at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Devin N. Morris, Kevin Harry, Nonsti Mutiti and I will be on a panel and curating a zine marketplace! You'll want to be there!

For the last two years I've been working on [maple:koyo] zine. So much has happened in the last two years to make this p...
06/12/2017

For the last two years I've been working on [maple:koyo] zine. So much has happened in the last two years to make this project a reality. It has been a beautiful journey getting to know myself more. I'm so excited to share it with you July 1 at our #webethefeatures exhibition.

Maple:Koyo's cover photo
05/30/2017

Maple:Koyo's cover photo

Maple:Koyo's cover photo
11/30/2016

Maple:Koyo's cover photo

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11/30/2016

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11/30/2016

Soon. Almost done.

http://www.maplekoyo.com/new-blog/2016/11/5/bm257pm BM257PM
11/05/2016
BM257PM

http://www.maplekoyo.com/new-blog/2016/11/5/bm257pm BM257PM

"Paint those nails boy! I like them colors you be puttin on: silver
mirror, hot red, that Barbie pink, and you know I like it when you paint
em Black, jus like me, Black, don't crack those nails, you gonna chip the
paint writing so much, but boy keep writing.

http://www.maplekoyo.com/new-products/shop Black Monologues: Handwritten T-shirts
11/04/2016
Black Monologues: Handwritten T-shirts

http://www.maplekoyo.com/new-products/shop Black Monologues: Handwritten T-shirts

Custom t-shirts that spark conversation for the unapologetic revolutionary.
Handwritten phrases with permanent ink. You can pick a phrase offered or
you can have me randomly create one for you as a surprise. Turning basic
t-shirts into revolutionary and expressive art: the black monologues.

Maple:Koyo
09/08/2016

Maple:Koyo

Maple:Koyo's cover photo
08/17/2016

Maple:Koyo's cover photo

http://www.maplekoyo.com/blog/2016/8/15/welcome
08/15/2016
Welcome...

http://www.maplekoyo.com/blog/2016/8/15/welcome

Welcome to [maple:koyo] What does [maple:koyo] stand for? Hmm... I may release that information in the near future, but for now, think of it as a coded mashup of words given to me by a black kindred spirit. This spirit, this black woman, this universe gifted me with this name almost seven years ago…

Maple:Koyo's cover photo
08/15/2016

Maple:Koyo's cover photo

Received a huge donation of $500 from an anonymous donator this morning!!!! :) thank you!!! Wow!
08/12/2016

Received a huge donation of $500 from an anonymous donator this morning!!!! :) thank you!!! Wow!

08/11/2016
Why Do You Love Me

We have been together for almost seven years and I believe we are finally and truly starting to get to know one another. We met through poetry and art and we've been distant from that conception for a while; starting to get back to the art in the love we have for each other. #whydoyouloveme

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VYE69Old93E

Click on a photo still from the visual #whotaughtyou ! #supportblackartists
08/11/2016
Home

Click on a photo still from the visual #whotaughtyou ! #supportblackartists

08/10/2016
Home

The intro website is live! Visit www.maplekoyo.com and watch the #whotaughtyou video and learn more about Lee.Andrew Photography #bondageandfreedom series at the Donate link.

"Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? Who taught you to hate the texture of your hair? Who taught you to hate the shape of your nose and the shape of your lips? Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet? Who taught you to hate your own kind? Who ta...

We need your help. Help us launch our first art projects. With your help we can showcase our work at our first joint exh...
08/10/2016
Click here to support [maple:koyo] / Bondage & Freedom by Blu Mood

We need your help. Help us launch our first art projects. With your help we can showcase our work at our first joint exhibition in NYC.

https://www.gofundme.com/maplekoyobandf

Hey, hey, hey friends, family, supporters, we are so excited to finally present to you our first joint project of [maple:koyo] Zine and Bondage & Freedom series; two separate ideas that found their way to each other. It was over six years ago, through the art of poetry that we found and connected...

Maple:Koyo
08/10/2016

Maple:Koyo

Maple:Koyo's cover photo
08/10/2016

Maple:Koyo's cover photo

Hey everyone! So it is time! It's been a long time (a year or so) and I want to thank everyone who have supported me and...
08/07/2016
Click here to support [maple:koyo] / Bondage & Freedom by Blu Mood

Hey everyone! So it is time! It's been a long time (a year or so) and I want to thank everyone who have supported me and us for so long! We need your help to fully transition our art into physical print and to then present our collective show at as an exhibition at a gallery space. Click on the go fund me link for more info!!!!

Hey, hey, hey friends, family, supporters, we are so excited to finally present to you our first joint project of [maple:koyo] Zine and Bondage & Freedom series; two separate ideas that found its way to each other. It was over six years ago, though the art of poetry that we found and connected an...

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