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Reshaping the alphabet one typeface at a time
We’re going to be treated to an experimental approach to typeface design at the next Design Indaba Conference.
The Slave Calendar retells the story of South Africa’s slave trade
This award-winning campaign highlights the overlooked descendants of South Africa’s slave trade.
Architect Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou on building African smart cities
"The problems we will face tomorrow in Africa are so big that we can’t count only on the politicians and experts to find solutions."
Durban-based artist adds vibrant artwork to a local taxi rank
This mural is meant to give the newly rebuilt Cartwright Taxi Rank a vivid and welcoming exterior.
Designer Siyanda Mbele on fusing functionality, aesthetics and culture
By creating practical, locally made art and furniture, Mbele hopes to inspire younger South African designers to learn and teach.
Durban fashion designer Balini Naidoo on creating a range of clothes for the visually impaired
The Emerging Creative 2018 wants to help visually-impaired people to become more self-reliant and independent when making clothing choices.
Meet the future of South African fashion
These are the young creatives in the fashion industry who formed part of our Emerging Creatives programme for 2018.
Balini Naidoo has become a pioneer for the blind community.
Cole Ndelu's arresting work tackles collective memory and the portrayal of black bodies
The Durban-based artist and photographer challenges representation with her disruptive imagery.
This Cato Manor museum is a shining example of architectural confidence and authenticity
Made up of connecting nodes, the museum space can change and adapt to suit the needs of the community.
Our top picks for the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
The shortlist of nominees is out and here are the projects we think could have the most impact.
On Nathan Reddy, one of the leading design specialists in the ad industry
The founder of GRID Worldwide Branding and Design, was inducted into the Loeries Creative Hall of Fame.
Reframing assumptions about ‘African art’
A young illustrator who celebrates international influences rather than confined fidelity.
Black Coffee’s penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but future-focused. Expect almost sculptural balance and beauty.
A 20-something designer with additional PR and event coordination chops.
Desireé Noxolo Gumede
This young designer celebrates the impact that graphic design has on our perspectives of life.
This fashion designer is doing a little bit more with the everyday textile.
Nokubonga Charmane Mbambo
A freelance illustrator who embraces Eastern influences to reflect a more inclusive South African aesthetic.
A textile designer with inspiration drawn from Japanese anime and gaming culture.
This jewellery designer rethinks the role of the bead.
A budding fashion designer with a keen interest in the figurative meaning of colours.
This student is gaining momentum in the industry despite a lack of experience.
New and bold furniture designs from Siyanda Mbele
South African interior designer Siyanda Mbele unveils new work.
Siphesihle Lwazi Mshibe
This student has innovative ideas about home and office design.
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