AfroSurreal Manifesto: Black is the new black a 21st century manifesto by D. Scot Miller Limited letterpress edition of 500 copies, produced as a companion piece to the exhibition Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, Revisited at the Arcade Gallery of Columbia College Chicago which ran from January 28 to March 15, 2013. The exhibition was curated by Alexandria Eregbu with the help of Krista Franklin, Devin Cain, and Camille Morgan.
D. Scot Miller's text was originally printed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian in May 2009. The curators responded to this text by choosing works of contemporary Chicago artists for this show which reflected the points outlined in Miller's manifesto.
The book was offset printed at Columbia College Chicago's Center for Book & Paper Arts by Clifton Meador on the Heidelberg GTO with covers letterpress printed by April Sheridan and Krista Franklin on the Heidelberg Windmill. Design by Columbia College Chicago Alum Ben Blount using elements from a mask drawn by Krista Franklin.
The text is set in Baskerville and Metropolis 1920. Printed on Mohawk Superfine Ultrawhite text and French Paper Speckletone Kraft cover.