Renowned South African illustrator and designer Daniel Ting Chong partnered with African publication OkayAfrica to create a range of clothing and accessories inspired by African national flags. Launched at the end of September, the range features a series of multi-coloured, expressive graphics on t-shirts, a crew neck sweater, a headscarf and a tote bag.
According to OkayAfrica, the range creates a singular African identity by combining the flags of the multi-cultural continent’s many countries. Speaking to the publication, Chong explained that national flags are often used as a beacon of hope and symbol of what a country stands for. “By having the same flag, Africa can have a common symbol to bring us together at home or abroad”, he was quoted as saying.
Here’s a look at what the partnership has created:
The pictures were taken by 21-year-old South African photographer and filmmaker Lenzo Dhlamini. See the rest here.
Chong developed his career as an Emerging Creative in 2008. Established in 2005, the Emerging Creatives programme is a developmental programme for young South African creatives.