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AGI: On the importance of hosting this year's event in Mexico
Nikki Gonnissen, Paul Cox and Alejandro Magallanes discuss graphic design, borders and moving the conference from the US to Mexico.
Ben Biayenda's illustrations challenge mainstream representations of women
Highly decorative and rich in colour, the Parisian illustrator's work reflects a diverse community.
The WikiCell: Nature-inspired edible packaging
WikiFoods aims to eliminate the overuse of plastic in food packaging.
Urban designer Alice Cabaret on innovation in challenging places like Maboneng
"[Maboneng] has also helped to open a very needed debate, in academic and social circles, about urban transformation in complex contexts like Johannesburg."
Alexis Peskine on Accu-painting, the art of using nails to make his artworks
He speaks on his Afro-French heritage, immigration and the global black experience.
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | February 2018
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
6 artists we loved at the AKAA 2017
The Also Known As Africa Art Fair (AKAA) brings together contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora.
Talking graphic design as a tool for empowerment at AGI 2017
Andrew Ashton, Na Kim and Thomas Widdershoven discuss new movements in the world of graphic design.
Borderless in graphic design with Nikki Gonnissen
Under the theme “Borders”, AGI Open 2017 shows how graphic design can transcend language and location.
Visual artist Chris Saunders talks collaboration and inspiration
We caught up with the former Design Indaba Emerging Creative to find out what he’s been working on.
3 Ways to save the planet with urine
Researchers call it organic waste and we’re just trying to keep it off the streets.
Sailing the Seine on a ferry powered by human energy
The latest eco-design from Carlo Ratti Associati takes human efficiency to the next level.
Unsatisfying: You know this feeling
Motion design studio Parallel Studios are calling for people to submit short animations of completely unsatisfying moments in their day.
Adeline Mai’s dreamy, underwater nudes
The Parisian photographer captures a delicate interpretation of aquatic submersion.
Eat Me: Transforming detritus into delectables
Parisian street artist Lor-K surprises passersby with huge sculptural food-inspired artworks.
Amahlé’s Ndebele inspired jewellery for a European market
The Africa-inspired jewellery is designed to be sophisticated, yet durable enough for everyday use.
Body Electric: Technology meets fashion
Fashion designer Clara Daguin brings together technology and textiles in her striking collection Body Electric.
After Lights Out: A photo series of twilight landscapes
Photographer Julien Mauve investigates the twilight with only one source of light.
Network of Parisian shopkeepers welcomes homeless people
Le Carillon is an initiative that encourages social harmony between residents, traders and the homeless.
Vegan leather inspires new sneaker collection
A leather made from pineapple leaves inspires Parisian fashion brand’s new shoe line
Y&R Paris' 3D printed animals challenge the way life is reproduced
Life can’t be reproduced. Y&R Paris' series of images shows the fragile circumstances of wildlife.
A squid bacteria lighting solution
The nocturnal Hawaiian bobtail squid uses bacteria to help it see in the dark and so can we.
The "A" speaker: A solution to noise pollution
The "A" speaker is like listening to headphones without the headphones.
Agriculture meets architecture in France's urban farm tower
Built like a staircase, ABF-lab's urban farming structure aims to raise awareness and encourage better living and social responsibility.
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