Talking to Chicago Artist and ‘Afrofuturist’, Hebru Brantley!

On the seventh episode of The Threadless Podcast, we talked to fellow Chicagoan, artist, and self-proclaimed afrofuturist Hebru Brantley!

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Seeing as we’re based in Chicago, we love our local Chicago artists. But our love for Brantley’s talents extends far beyond simple hometown bias. Brantley’s work has made appearances in Chance the Rapper’s “Angels” music video as well as in murals all across Chicago.

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His work is collected by celebrities including Beyonce & Jay Z and has been featured in exhibitions all over the world, his latest solo show ending recently in Hong Kong.

We had an amazing time talking to him about geek culture & representation, music, and the historical background of his character, Flyboy. Give it a listen and get ready for him to be your new favorite human.

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We can all learn something from fellow creatives, even when their craft is from a seemingly opposite corner of the creative world from our own artistic niche. In fact, that’s why we record our podcast over at Tribeca Flashpoint College! While we know nothing about audio and editing, our friends over at Tribeca know exactly how to make us sound dang good, and we love them for it.

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Check out Hebru Brantley’s art on his Instagram, site, and Twitter | Follow Tribeca Flashpoint College on Instagram, their site, and check out their Artist Shop!

Featured image is via Instagram.

Carlyn Hill

Content & Strategy Manager at Threadless by day, dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I’m not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.

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