the tenth magazine juxtaposes the technological future with civil rights imagery in new ‘revizionist history’ editorial

December 15, 2016

For their “technological issue”, The Tenth Magazine paid tribute to the digital as well as the historical. Inspired by their “favorite object maker”, Cedric Williams of Revizionist History, the magazine uses powerful Civil Rights era imagery with accessories crafted by Williams to play with our concept of time and relevancy. “When EIC Khary Septh initially approached me about the project, he mentioned that “Courreges/Paco Rabanne meets ’60s black gay culture” was the concept,” says Williams. ”I loved the juxtaposition of the two — high fashion vs. mass culture; femininity vs. masculinity — and was inspired to create the two totes, which combine Rabanne’s signature chain mail technique with iconic phrases from the era relating to the civil rights and gay rights movements. They also capture what Revizionist History is all about: playing with what was and what might be.”

Check out the editorial, below.

By Erin White, AFROPUNK contributor