The latest issue of Design Indaba magazine devotes an extensive section to top British graphic designer, the late Alan Fletcher.
A speaker at the 2003 Design Indaba Conference, Fletcher’s iconic work for clients like Reuters, British art galleries and Time magazine has become a fixture of everyday life.
Photographer Marc Shoul gives a personal take on Israel, while Durban-based graphic designer Trevor Paul shares his diary doodles. Local book covers are enjoying a renaissance, and Michelle Matthews of Oshun Books plus some leading illustrators offer their interpretations.
International stories include the eye-catching flagship for the French luxury accessories brand Longchamp in SoHo, New York. Despite a modest street presence and unassuming façade, the revamped building in a landmark conservation area springs such surprises as a large shaft punched through the entire building, a rippling landscape like melted chocolate connecting the first and second floors and fresh interpretations of lighting, display systems and balustrades. Our second international feature is the interior design for SRK legal assistance in The Hague – a fresh, colour-infused renovation inspired by Dutch flowers.
Established local jewelers Ida-Elsje and Beverley Price discuss the inspiration behind some of their latest pieces, and Michael MacGarry gives an insider’s view on how design concepts and materials were used to fine effect in the South African exhibition at the 10th Venice International Architectural Biennale.
There are also some exciting competitions – the opportunity to design a book cover, to win an autographed Ji Lee book, and a stylish Vespa LX.
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