Take Five

A love for letterpress, custom-made bicycles, a pint-sized 'braai', African graphics and Moroccan architecture all make it into our top five stories this week.
Take Five
Take FIve

1

Last week's #FilmFestFriday feature topped the popularity charts. Watch this interview with German typographer Erik Spiekermann, who is rediscovering his love for letterpress after 30 years of designing fonts. 

2

What does 'being African' look like? This is the question that cult South African graphic design magazine ijusi atempts to answer. We caught up with the man behind the masthead, veteran designer Garth Walker, in this video interview at ijusi's recent exhibition Towards a New Visual Language at the Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town. 

3

Much has been written and reported on the pavilions at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale but few got the inside scoop on the Morocco's first-ever pavilion. We cover its design and inspiration here. 

4

In our Next Generation feature, we meet the bicycle-mad designer who is one of only three builders of fully customisable carbon frames in the world. Introducing Calvin Botha... 

5

Dieter Zermatten’s Braaitjie (Afrikaans for “little barbecue”) is taking on South Africa’s national past-time. We spotlight this pint-sized ‘braai’ that hopes to reinvent the country's obsession with barbecuing meat outdoors.

 

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