AfroSurreal Manifesto, Black Is The New Black At City Lights!

This. is. beautiful.
 —Recommended by Tân, City Lights Books
A limited letterpress edition of 500 copies, produced as a companion piece to the exhibition Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, Revisited at the Arcade Gallery of Columbia College Chicago which ran from January 28 to March 15, 2013. The exhibition was curated by Alexandria Eregbu with the help of Krista Franklin, Devin Cain, and Camille Morgan.
D. Scot Miller’s text was originally printed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian in May 2009. The curators responded to this text by choosing works of contemporary Chicago artists for this show which reflected the points outlined in Miller’s manifesto.
The book was offset printed by Clifton Meador on the heidelberg GTO with covers letterpress printed by April Sheridan and krista Franklin on the heidelberg Windmill. Designed by Ben Blount using elements from a mask drawn by Krista Franklin.
The text is set in Baskerville and Metropolis 1920. Printed on Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite text and French Paper Speckletone Kraft cover.
Publisher Epicenter Format Pamphlet Nb of pages 20 p. ISBN-13 X53003

“We are enormously proud of our publication, not just for its design and production excellence, but because it showcases one of the most important emerging voices in contemporary African-American culture. I believe that this event was one of the most significant our center has been involved in; I know it was among the most electric – stimulating, eye-opening, and highly successful in many, many ways.”

Steve Woodall
Director, Center for Book and Paper Arts
Columbia College Chicago