AfroFuturo

AFROFUTURO

During Black Awareness Month, Avon is launching an unprecedented reflection in Brazil on Afrofuturism - a multidisciplinary movement born in the 1960s to reclaim the past and ancestry of blacks in the diaspora, recognising the present and creating new meanings in order to build an inspiring future about what they believe and desire for their own realities and for generations to come.

The project was co-created by the Avon Hub (J. Walter Thompson, Mutato, and iCherry), MOOC (casting and production) and youth from the 20/20 racial inclusion program of J. Walter Thompson Brazil (strategic planning, copywriting, and editing), and led by a mostly black staff. 



 

During Black Awareness Month, Avon is launching an unprecedented reflection in Brazil on Afrofuturism - a multidisciplinary movement born in the 1960s to reclaim the past and ancestry of blacks in the diaspora, recognising the present and creating new meanings in order to build an inspiring future about what they believe and desire for their own realities and for generations to come.

The project was co-created by the Avon Hub (J. Walter Thompson, Mutato, and iCherry), MOOC (casting and production) and youth from the 20/20 racial inclusion program of J. Walter Thompson Brazil (strategic planning, copywriting, and editing), and led by a mostly black staff. 



 

The video includes different elements of African and Afro-Brazilian culture, proposes a reflection on the context of black youth in today's society, and provides visibility to the future they want for themselves.

The music was created exclusively for the project by Brazilian artist JLZ, with the electronic sound of Afrobeat. The wardrobe used in the film was inspired by the bright colors and tailoring so widely used, though not often mentioned, on the African continent. Elements linked to black culture are also seen in the makeup, which emphasizes traits and skin tones, rather than minimizing them, as has been done historically. The narrative also reinforces aspects of reclaiming identity. The language chosen was Yoruba, referring to Afro-Brazilian ancestry and religiosity.




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In addition to the film and online campaign, there was a paper in which all graphic and print compositions were created, manually, throughout collages and scanned photos that were produced exclusively for the campaign, mixed with graphic compositions and typographies. 

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CCO:
Ricardo John
ECD’s: Cassio Moron e Rodrigo Damata
Creative Director: Danilo Janjacomo, Renata Leão
Head of Art: Talita Cardozo
Copywriting: Vinicius Raft, Julia Machado, Thamara Pinheiro, Clecius Gonzaga, Ariane Polvani
Art Direction: Luiz Pulcini, José de Oliveira, Dandara Hahn

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