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See the playlist for the Afrofuturist/Black speculative Fiction sound collage called

weeksvILLe puMzI X

http://soundcloud.com/arcdirect/weeksville-pumzi-x

the weeksvILLe puMzI X playlist

1. The Gravitational Pull of Her - DKD - Bitasweet/2000 Black - 2004
2. Tongues of Labyrinth Birth/Emergence Skit - Divine Styler - CBS - 1989
3. Runagate, Runagate - Roscoe Lee Browne & Ruby Dee - DST Telecommunications - 1975
4. Confessions of Nat Turner - Brock Peters - CMS - 1964
5. SLAAAAAVE - Grace Jones - ZTT - 1985
6. Runaway - Georgia Anne Muldrow - Animatedcartunes - 2009
7. Leaving this Planet - Charles Earland - Fantasy - 1974
8. Space Lady - Billy Cobham/George Duke Band - Atlantic - 1976
9. Sons of the Gods - Ripple - Salsoul - 1977
10. There’s A New World Coming - Bernice Reagon - Paredon - 1975
11. Slow Motion - Pole feat Fat Jon - Mute - 2003
12. In Time And Space - Last Poets - Blue Thumb - 1973
13. Tongues of Labyrinth - Divine Styler - CBS - 1989
14. Releasing Hypnotical Gases - Organized Konfusion - Hollywood BASIC - 1991
15. Invasion - Atmosfear - Discfunction - 1980
16. Planet Rock - Jason Moran - Blue Note - 2002
17. Space is the Place - Likwid Biskit - Kindred Spirits - 2003
18. Moonwalk - Larry Young’s Fuel - Arista - 1976 
19. Thoughts on Outer Space - Dick Gregory - Colpix - 1960
20. Interlude - Earth, Wind & Fire - CBS - 1973
21. Secret Wars - Last Emperor - Hi-Rise - 2003
22. Superfly meets Shaft - Dickie Goodman - Rainy Wednesday - 1973
23. Soul President - Afro-American Ensemble - GFS - 1972
24. The Spook Who Sat by the Door Radio Spot - Sam Greenlee - United Artists - 1973
25. Aurora - Novella Nelson - DST Telecommunications - 1975
26. Leroy Brown - ODB - ???
27. Landscapes in Alternative History - Vernon Reid & Bill Frisell - Minor Music - 1985
28. Thebes of the Hundred Gates - Sono Cairo Egyptian Organization of Antiquities - 1972
29. One Life, One Love - Hieroglyphics - Hiero Imperium - 1998
30. Snippet - KRS One - Jive - 1990

MORE TO COME.  STAY TUNED.

Robert Newman, creative director extraordinaire

When I caught wind of the Newmanology tumblr site, I was struck aesthetically by each beautiful selection.  I was reminded of how attractive popular Black culture (magazines, advertisements, etc.) is, from a design standpoint.  Then I discovered Newmanology’s curator is Robert Newman, creative director of Reader’s Digest.  Ironically, the blog is no where near as mainstream as Reader’s Digest.  The tumblr site contains examples of appealing designwork that I imagine Newman deems exceptional with an undeniable nod to African-Americana. 

I was astounded to discover that Newman was also the designer of 1990’s progressive Village Voice.  I’ve preserved numerous Village Voice articles from my high school years, intrigued by the journalism as much as the layout. Take a look at what a design veteran shares on tumblr.

newmanology.tumblr.com

twitter: @Newmanology

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