THE CALL OUT TO CREATIVES FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
THE POWER OF ART

Art is a powerful tool that ushers in change of thought. It shifts perspective and stirs something within you. Because of that, L.A. STYLE Magazine knew we had to offer an opportunity for artists to speak to the injustices of our nation. The Call Out to Creatives for Racial Justice was led by L.A. STYLE’s thoughtful Junior Creative Board of five individuals. The team brainstormed a path towards execution, and a social media campaign was soon launched to gather interest. Applicants were invited to submit illustrations, poems, photography and graphic design pieces. Throughout the following pages are those which have been selected to be featured with the issue themed, “Color is Beautiful.” The creative talent below spreads the message of racial justice to people of all ages, cultures, races and communities. The artwork pulls at the strings of yearning, desire and empowerment, and we hope the selected pieces fuel you toward greatness. We also want to thank the artists for their contributions to the cause, and know their artwork will speak multitudes.

WINNERS OF L.A. STYLE MAGAZINE COLOR IS BEAUTIFUL ISSUE COVER FEATURE

Call Out to Creatives
FEATURED CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: FASHION ILLUSTRATION
Artist: Felix Makafui || Instagram: @ma.ku.fui

AKUA’S BLOSSOM

Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
“The work is to showcase the beautiful art that is black skin. When properly nourished it blossoms.”
Artist: Anu Akeredolu || Anu Aketi || Instagram: @anuaketi
Model: Barbara || Instagram: @akuabarbara_
Creative Director: Yechi Styles || Instagram: @yechistyles
Set Designer/Wardrobe: Yechi Styles || Instagram: @yechistyles
Makeup Artist: Kim Nebedum || Instagram: @kim_chinaa
Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
“The work is to showcase the beautiful art that is black skin. When properly nourished it blossoms.”
Artist: Anu Akeredolu || Anu Aketi || Instagram: @anuaketi
Model: Barbara || Instagram: @akuabarbara_
Creative Director: Yechi Styles || Instagram: @yechistyles
Set Designer/Wardrobe: Yechi Styles || Instagram: @yechistyles
Makeup Artist: Kim Nebedum || Instagram: @kim_chinaa
Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
“The work is to showcase the beautiful art that is black skin. When properly nourished it blossoms.”
Artist: Anu Akeredolu || Anu Aketi || Instagram: @anuaketi
Model: Barbara || Instagram: @akuabarbara_
Creative Director: Yechi Styles || Instagram: @yechistyles
Set Designer/Wardrobe: Yechi Styles || Instagram: @yechistyles
Makeup Artist: Kim Nebedum || Instagram: @kim_chinaa

BLACK ESSENCE

Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
Poem Excerpt: “ … Remove our chains and shackles, and let the truth be spoken, like roses in the garden, let us portray black beauty in royal elegance … ” –– Excerpt from “Black Essence” by Shado Niel GFX
Artist: Shado Niel GFX || Instagram: @shadonielgfx
Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: GRAPHIC DESIGN
“This is my submission to the callout for artists, which is an artwork that creates awareness about the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole and depicts the racial injustice and discrimination that African Americans have experienced in America.”/ Artist: Emmanuel Ignatius || Instagram: @_Ignatius_arts/THE ARTWORK WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE RINGER PODCAST
Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: PHOTOGRAPHY
Artist: Darian Miranda
Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: GRAPHIC DESIGN
Artist: Jalen Whitner || Instagram: @shytheartist
Call Out to Creatives
Roseline- CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: WHITE AND BLACK CHARCOAL DRAWING
“This piece expresses more about the special and fragile nature of women. Women are to be handled with care, love and respect as they are so adorable and special just like a rose.”
Artist: Peter Obiajulu || Instagram: @peterobiajulu
Model: Noir.E Comme Modele || Instagram @fanmlanmou_

Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: FASHION ILLUSTRATION
Artist: Felix Makafui || Instagram: @ma.ku.fui
Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: FASHION ILLUSTRATION
Artist: Felix Makafui || Instagram: @ma.ku.fui
Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION
“Black Lives MATTER.⁣ What has been going on is devastating, and hurts my heart to the core. I don’t think I can muster all my feelings into words, but I can muster them into my art.⁣ ‘Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.’” Martin Luther King Jr.
Artist: Leah Fashid || Instagram: @leledoesdoodles

HER BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographer: Lynea D’Aprix || Makeup Artist, Photographer and Costume Designer
Models: @destynee3music, @lakisarenee, @_cathybutler, @_keyannac( Instagram Handles)

THE VALUE OF HER SKIN

Call Out to Creatives
CREATIVE ART MEDIUM: POETRY
Artist: Joy Evans || Instagram: @theperspectiveofjoy

Check out other winners of “The Call Out to Creatives for Racial Justice” here: Ethnic Beauty, Innocence, Deep Roots

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COLOR IS BEAUTIFUL

ABOUT THE L.A. STYLE MAGAZINE “COLOR IS BEAUTIFUL” ISSUE

It is with love and optimism that we share this issue in such a time as this. L.A. STYLE announces our unwavering solidarity for the equality revolution; we join hands and hearts with our sisters and brothers who are oppressed by systemic racism and other injustices occurring due to the color of our skin. As Robert Frost once wrote, “The only way out is through.”
 
This “Color is Beautiful” issue,  features over 100 public statements from a collection of movie stars, music legends, political figures, sports stars and more who have spoken out for justice. 
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