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MAR/APR 2014

FRONTLINE Afriyie Poku * AB+L Radio* Nikita Gale* Hello Bosco Fesh.I.AM* Nick Pryourity* The Goat Farm* SlumFlower* Greta


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CREW Publisher * Publication Manager I’Von Lakey

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Editor-In-Chief Bessie A. Winn-Afeku Creative Director * Photo Editor Mae Elizabeth Design Jessie Fu-Chieu Wu Staff Writers Catherine Lee Daniel Rast

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Photography Primo Deluza Daniel Keen Sarah Jensen Contributors Michael Jackson 01 Janet Jackson 02 Yoko Ono 03 Terrence Howard 04 Neddy Poo 05 Press 06

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“Flower Species” by Mae Elizabeth www.maeelizabeth.com


LINE CONTENTS 04 From Us, To You 06 Hello Bosco Music 09 Afriyie Poku Designer 15 The Goat Farm ATK Culture 18 AB+L Radio Music 19 Fresh.I.AM Designer 21 SlumFlower Photo Story 28 Nikita Gale Artist 30 Greta Photo Story 34 Tea Time Drink

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Hello Bosco Born and raised in Atlanta, the 33-year-old Brewer has spent the better part of the past 20 years under bridges and on top of billboards writing graffiti under the name HENSE. He was so prolific that he achieved what's known as all-city status for having left his mark on pretty much every neighborhood. His piece with DOSE at what is now the southern end of the Beltline's eastside trail shows its age up close (it's more than five years old) but remains a bright beacon among the kudzu from MARTA's elevated vantage point. On Sept. 14, Brewer's Spray opens at Sandler Hudson Gallery. It's his first solo exhibit in three years, and his follow-up to the 2011 group show Mark Making in Black and White at the gallery. Brewer's pieces in Mark Making were, like the artist, smart, compact compositions full of concentrated energy, like fuses waiting to be lit. And now, "It's like it's exploded," says Robin Sandler, co-owner of Sandler Hudson, which has represented Brewer in Atlanta for the past five years.


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The Atlanta based Menswear “it” boy’s design story In Afriyie Poku's native homeland of Ghana, the word oberima is like saying "gentleman" or "you're the man." So it's fitting that Poku would name his new luxury collection Oberima Afriyie, considering the young designer's mission to redefine the modern gent. Though the look book is still under development for a 2014 debut, his menswear designs have already earned top honors at Peroni Style Atlanta's 2012 show and Charleston, S.C.'s 2013 Fashion Week. His personal style skirts a fine line between effeminacy and masculinity, which carries over into his designs.

Bearing a strong 19th-century influence, his line features such fancifully constructed items as highwaisted riding pants and double-breasted morning coats. But he keeps it edgy and contemporary with additions like shendyt pants, derived from Egyptian waist wraps. It's a progressive look for 21st century menswear, but surely you can pull it off if you're the man. When I think of South Carolina, I think of breathtaking sunsets, beautiful historic homes, and excellent seafood that has been harvested by families who have had fisherman in their ranks for multiple generations. I also think about Barbara Streisand. Blame that on the Pat Conroy books that I was obsessed with as a teenager. How can you not love The Prince of Tides? One thing is for sure though. When I think about South Carolina, the last thing that comes to my mind is fashion. And what an esteemed panel of judges it was! Designers on the panel included Cynthia Rowley, Christian Siriano of Project Runway fame, John Hartig of Libertine, Brandon Sun who has also designed for Blackglama, and an incredibly gifted menswear designer, who thanks to his CFDA nomination is a now a part of the New York vernacular, Antonio Azzuolo. Other fashion industry leaders on the panel included Fern Mallis who is credited as being the creator of NYFW, celebrity stylist Robert Verdi, and Editor-In-Chief of Scene Magazine, Peter Davis. No pressure!

So I didn’t give it much thought when I started seeing random posts all over my Facebook wall talking about Charleston Fashion Week. Charleston, a city with a population of just over 120,000, has been bringing in an impressive roster of talent and industry leaders for their shows, and they have also been giving budding designers a very nice platform to help launch their careers. Take for instance Afriyie Poku (pronounced: uh-free-yay). After already generating a buzz for himself on the Atlanta scene, this West African born and self-taught menswear designer decided to take his collection and show it to the esteemed panel of judges at CFW’s Emerging Designer Competition.


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Born and raised in Atlanta, the 33year-old Brewer has spent the better part of the past 20 years under bridges and on top of billboards writing graffiti under the name HENSE. He was so prolific that he achieved what's known as all-city status for having left his mark on pretty much every neighborhood

Atlanteans of all shapes and sizes explored public art in Downtown Atlanta during Elevate, the annual, week-long event featuring an opening night block party, art installations, music and dance performances throughout the week of the 21st of October.

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Born and raised in Atlanta, the 33-yearold Brewer has spent the better part of the past 20 years under bridges and on top of billboards writing graffiti under the name HENSE. He was so prolific that he achieved what's known as allcity status for having left his mark on pretty much every neighborhood. His piece with DOSE at what is now the southern end of the Beltline's eastside trail shows its age up close (it's more than five years old) but remains a bright beacon among the kudzu from MARTA's elevated vantage point. On Sept. 14, Brewer's Spray opens at Sandler Hudson Gallery. It's his first solo exhibit in three years, and his follow-up to the 2011 group show Mark Making in Black and White at the gallery. Brewer's pieces in Mark Making were, like the artist, smart, compact compositions full of concentrated energy, like fuses waiting to be lit. And now, "It's like it's exploded," says Robin Sandler, co-owner of Sandler Hudson, which has represented Brewer in Atlanta for the past five years.


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NickPryourity Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out


Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. I intend on leaving a positive influence on the youth and giving my mother memories to be proud of. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. I intend on leaving a positive influence on the youth and giving my mother memories to be proud of.

Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. I intend on leaving a positive influence on the youth and giving my mother memories to be proud of. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. I intend on leaving a positive influence on the youth and giving my mother memories to be proud of.


Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga.


FRESH.I.AM Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga.

Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself.


nikita GALE Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga.


Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga. Im currrently working on a movement that displays the creativiity and talents of a group of photographers, music artists, and web & graphic designers. I spend my idle time taking photos, watching sports, working out, and educating myself. I own my own clothing line and im in the process of starting my own photography company. I plan to gain lots of knowledge during this life journey of mine. I plan to travel the world and do great things. Im a freelance photographer from the southside of Atlanta, Ga.


Tea Time Octane For the coffee: 4 1/2 ounces coarsely ground coffee (about 1 3/4 cups) 3 1/2 cups cold water For serving: Milk, half-and-half, or water Simple Syrup Ice Stewart also states that “Writing obeys the speed of the body, the speed of the hand.” As writing obeys the speed of the body, so too, do other creative acts of labor. It is this “speed of the body” that interests me as a secondary element in the subject of displacement and rearrangement of objects in Elsewhere.

Dr. Bombard Underwater Tea Room For the coffee: 4 1/2 ounces coarsely ground coffee (about 1 3/4 cups) 3 1/2 cups cold water For serving: Milk, half-and-half, or water Simple Syrup Ice Stewart also states that “Writing obeys the speed of the body, the speed of the hand.” As writing obeys the speed of the body, so too, do other creative acts of labor. It is this “speed of the body” that interests me as a secondary element in the subject of displacement and rearrangement of objects in Elsewhere.

Condessa Tea & Coffee For the coffee: 4 1/2 ounces coarsely ground coffee (about 1 3/4 cups) 3 1/2 cups cold water For serving: Milk, half-and-half, or water Simple Syrup Stewart also states that “Writing obeys the speed of the body, the speed of the Ice hand.” As writing obeys the speed of the body, so too, do other creative acts of labor. It is this “speed of the body” that interests me as a secondary element in the subject of displacement and rearrangement of objects in Elsewhere.


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Jordan. 24. Skateboarder

Jihi. 29. Business Owner

Terrence. 39. Real Estate Broker Andrea. 29. Staff Assistant

Talia. 19. Biz Student

Denesha. 20. Nursing Student Jimmy. 22. Account Asst.

Selena. 23. Art Student

Charles. 34. IOS Developer

Cecily. 25. Gallery Assistant


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