Blackberry

Publication 
2021

What I’ve Done:
Naming
Graphic Design
Art Direction
Copywriting
Advertising
Photoshop
Book Binding
Styling (for Photoshoot)

Blackberry is a fashionable journal that highlights the experiences of Black queer men. The name “Blackberry'' was chosen to deconstruct negative connotations set against Black men of the LGBTQ+ community. This publication was developed to provide and garner support for queer Black men who deserve to be seen and have their stories heard.





Background
This issue of Blackberry focused on experiences of love  from within and love from others.



Visual Language
I wanted this journal  to feel intimate, contemporary, and refined. These voice words influenced my use of white space, composition and scale of text, and choice in photography.




Benefits
  • Highlights and encourages the beauty of male femininity within the Black Community
  • Teaches outside communities about the intersections of blackness and queerness
  • Celebrates and supports black artists





Spreads






Advertising





Credits
Photographers:       
Clifford Prince King   
Jamie Heath       
David Urbanke         
Sydney Claire

Models:
James Flemons
Isa’ah Baker
Jalen Dominique  
Magor Meng

Baba Diop
Brandon Stanciell
Clarion Stanciell
Chrystian Brooks
Chrystal Brooks
Aj Calloway
Ares Taylor


Work
Brand Strategy
Story Development
Advertising...
Process
Creation of
Verity
Contact
+1 707-246-1175
aireeze3782@outlook.com
@air_eeze