Ode to The Harlem Renaissance Journal
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural, social and artistic explosion that centered in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s, pushing creative boundaries for self-expression to new and exciting heights.
Our own original illustrations on the cover and inside the journal pay homage with portrayals of the musicians, artists, and luminaries who helped to build this thriving movement. Included are Duke Ellington on the piano, singer Billie Holiday with signature gardenia tucked behind her ear, Dizzy Gillespie and his trumpet, Josephine Baker in her infamous banana skirt, writer Langston Hughes looking stylish in his fedora, Cab Calloway depicted as a top-hatted bandleader and flapper girls at the iconic and legendary Savoy Ballroom.
Hand-bound with exceptional attention to craftsmanship, the cover is made of soft vegan leather in black with distinctive gold foil detailing. Each journal features our own original illustrations, 300 lined pages with elegant gilded edges, a crimson satin ribbon bookmark and elastic book closure.