Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Negroclash Reunion!

That's right. For one night, Negroclash is back. It's been a minute since DJ Duane Harriott, DJ Lindsey, and DJ Language (now known as Prince Language) started the seminal party Negroclash over at APT in NYC. The trio returns to Duane's "Energy 2 Burn" for what should be a "stoned groove!" ... Get involved.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Putney Swope Ad Campaigns

Putney Swope is a great movie that was released in 1969 about an advertising agency that is rapidly going downhill and is grasping at straws to survive.

The company's board of directors has "token" black guy, Putney Swope, who tries to act as a voice of reason, with little support. He says he’s not comfortable with selling tobacco, alcohol and gun toys and feels the company should put themselves on a higher moral level.

Through a series of events, Swope ends up becoming the president of the company. He then starts shaking things up in the agency, firing all the "dead weight" while creating a radical new type of advertising.

The video above shows the ads campaigns created by swope and his new team. Note the movie is hot in black and white but the ads are all in full color. It's a comedy/satire on race, corporate structure and advertising.

Get it here.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Valentine Confection For You

I have arranged an assortment of some of my favorite "love" tracks to create my version of a valentine's day compilation called "Valentine Confections." I hope you enjoy... Happy Valentine's Day. Get it here

Bad Brains Documentary Trailer

Bad Brains are long over due for a documentary of their career and now it’s on the way. Check out the trailer above. Another piece of black history...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Album Cover(s) of The Month

I was happy to see a hip-hop group release an album that had multiple album covers (of course it was for a limited run) in 1999. Not only was it unprecedented but it was an amazing set of covers regardless of musical genre. It made me want to buy the album 5 times just to get all the covers. I'm still a little mad at myself for not searching for them at used record spots, at least. This exemplified (and still does today) superb forward thinking in an otherwise stagnate cover design genre (there are exceptions out there, of course).

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Superbowl XLIII Ads

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