The Retrospective

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The Retrospective is a cultivated cultural gallery that showcases musicians, designers and artists of every medium. We curate our content by listening through the noise to find the best in emerging global culture.

As a collective of discerning creatives–strategists, writers, designers and brand experts–The Retrospective’s team maintains a broad swath of interests that’s reflected in our work. Our editorial scope encompasses everything from the latest technological advances and film openings to nascent global talent in fashion, music and film. Through personal interviews, critical reviews and editorial essays, we connect readers with what’s next.

RetroTV, an ongoing series of specialized video segments, allows us to spotlight uniquely talented personalities from all areas of arts and culture and invites our readers to glimpse the humanity behind the hustle.

Since we derive inspiration from so many different places, it seemed only natural to team up with other talented designers, artists and creative personalities for We Are Each Other. This multi-disciplinary collaborative series aims to create work that expresses, both online and off, original and innovative points of view.

Our international readership of industry professionals, early adopters, cool hunters and savvy consumers is like The Retrospective’s founder: young, curious about people for whom invention is a lifestyle and inspiration comes from everywhere.

Gitamba Saila-Ngita

Gitamba Saila-Ngita

Founder | Publisher

Gitamba is one of the co-founders of The Retrospective & Deft Collective along with Caitlin Schiller and Phil Nacionales. He has worked and produced work for Odopod, Evolution Bureau, Stage Two Consulting, Apple and Tribal DDB. Gitamba has an education in design, years of experience in brand cultivation, and a passion for culture.

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 aegis Feb 29, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    FIll the about page with some about info!

  • 2 Gitamba Feb 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    We’ve been slacking on this going to work on it today. We’ll shed some light on the mystery that is the retrospective.

  • 3 aegis Mar 2, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Now I know what you’re about. I had no idea.

    Keep it mogul.

  • 4 Sarah Mar 17, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Keep it up Gitamba! Work on that hustle 😉

    Proud of you kid!

    *Cosby dance*

  • 5 Dutch Damasta Apr 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Nice set up…

  • 6 Gregg Davis Jul 2, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Fresh site guys!
    Prospects for the blogroll:

  • 7 Jul 12, 2008 at 11:49 am

    Hey, we are two guys from Romania and we recently made a music related blog .. we got experience in blogging because we already have two blogs in our native language.. anyway, the we would like to exchange links if your interested.. we appreciate your work.. keep it up, peace!

  • 8 Jason Jul 30, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Sup Fam

    We want to invite you to the 9Grand C.R.E.A.M Mixer, Please visit:

    for more details. We would love for you guys to be in there.

  • 9 marla Oct 2, 2008 at 8:46 am

    would please take a listen to our mixtape?
    have a good day!
    with love

    p.s. u can also find us on

  • 10 zone3 Dec 12, 2008 at 12:20 am

    check out the fresh baked CROOKERS video for their track “Il brutto”
    made by zone3

    viddy link:


  • 11 Tiffani Hill Jan 9, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Hey! I love your website! I hope you like ours too,

  • 12 Anali Jan 31, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    You have a really nice space over here. I’m looking forward to seeing more! ; )

  • 13 Anna Dec 2, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Hi Guys,
    I am working with a really exciting band at the moment who have launched a really edgy and interesting fashion line which has some unique inspirations and ideas behind it, I was wondering if I could send you over some information and pictures?
    Thanks, Anna x

  • 14 John Bourke Dec 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Hello: is it possible to submit music to you and for review/coverage consideration and, if so, how? Regards. JOHN.

  • 15 Anya Jan 13, 2010 at 3:55 pm


    I work with Bandit Productions and Hey Champ. I was wondering if I could get an email contact for someone at this blog.

    Thank you so much!


  • 16 clarity Jan 23, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Sweet I love your blog. Amazing.