Posted 2 Feb 08 By Design Indaba Product Design • Craft • Creative Economy Creative Work / Design News Comments
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Unlike typical celebrity forays into clothing lines or perfumes, South Africa's avant-garde rapper Max Normal has turned his creative touch to an exclusive range of 36 handmade animal toys and a book to match. Max Normal Likes Animals is a full-colour, 32-page hardcover picture book, handwritten and drawn by Max Normal. It features his favourite South African animals, such as the nagapie ("everyone knows not to mess with nagapie"), the giraffe (whose special powers include stopping arguments "just by walking by") and the lion (who just wants everything "to be ok").