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Afrofuturism, Storytelling, and Design.
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Hello, readers! It's been a while since Pixel Fable sent out an issue of the newsletter, but I'm back. I wanted to share some of the amazing Afrofuturist stories, art, and digital storytelling I come across. Here are a few I've found, of cities and symbols...
Tales from MiracleCity comic
Artwork by Maria Fröhlich, via her Tumblr.
The image above is part of the concept art for Maria Fröhlich's book Tales from Miraclecity. Her illustration blog features a society brimming with people of color — especially children — playing and exploring in a world both present and future.
Kampala in the future
Artwork by Kirsten Zirngibl, via African Digital Art.
Kirsten Zirngibl depicted Kampala, Uganda as it might look a couple of centuries from now, for the universe of the game Android: Netrunner.
"In this future, Africa itself has has prospered immensely, in part due to asteroid mining. As rare earth metals were suddenly made less scarce, China and the US stopped competing with their supply and meddling in the continent, leaving local powers to dominate through the 'Sub-Saharan League.'"
shu-mom script, the first version
The first version of the Shü-mom script
"Typography + Language + Writing Systems = Afrikan Alphabets" is a wonderful old article on African writing systems and typography. Ima-Abasi Okon interviews Saki Mafundikwa, a typographer who founded the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts, which is a design and new media college in Harare, Zimbabwe. Bonus: fascinating imagery.

That's all for now. Let me know if you enjoyed this newsletter — just reply via email and tell me what you want to see more of! And please feel welcome to send me interesting links in the same vein.
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