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Bellissimo! Pichulik does it again
“Pietra Terra”, the latest collection by Katherine Pichulik, imagines Italy through an African lens.
"Dinosigning" by Max Litvinov
In this strange short film by Russian animator Max Litvinov, a woman creates an alternate reality filled with dinosaurs.
Jason Masters: Drawing Batman in Joburg
Joburg might not be Gotham City but it’s the home of comic book artist and illustrator Jason Masters, a regular contributor to Marvel and DC Comics.
A lamp you turn over to switch on
The Brick lamp by New York City-based HCWD Studio turns on with no power switch or control panel.
Teresa van Dongen: Nature as a source of energy
Teresa van Dongen has created a lamp that requires no electrical current. It functions purely from the energy of ocean bacteria.
Milton Glaser: “Do no harm”
In this short documentary by Poppy de Villeneuve for “The New York Times”, Milton Glaser says a “Hippocratic Oath” of design has guided his work.
Going his own way
Latest work by Thulisizwe Mamba, Durban-based graphic designer determined to develop his own viewpoint.
Lauren Beukes and Joey Hi-Fi: A creative collaboration
If this writer-and-illustrator duo were a character in one of their comics, they’d be a two-bodied monster feeding off the same brain.
Quazi Design – How it all began
A charming stop-motion film that recounts the journey of Swaziland-based studio Quazi Design.
East meets East
Lebanese furniture studio Bokja collaborates with fashion designer Milia Maroun in a limited-edition range of coats.
Polishing tomorrow's gems
The Ekurhuleni Jewellery Project in Gauteng trains aspiring designers and gives graduates an incubated space to start their own businesses.
Joburg Her Homeburg
Rendani Nemakhavhani, graphic designer and frequent taxi commuter, captures the hustle and style of Joburg’s streets in her work.
#MakeChange: Flipping trash into treasure
They might be light and summery but flip-flops pose a deadly threat to Kenya’s coast.
"Iron Sky" by Daniel Wolfe
Winner at SXSW, this music video directed by Daniel Wolfe is a harrowing accompaniment to Paolo Nutini’s psych-rock song.
A hustler and champion of local comics
Loyiso Mkhize tells us about his local superhero comic, “KWEZI”, which he hopes will become a phenomenon.
The DeskStand by RCAgency
It’s said to be as deadly as smoking and sugar but have no fear, Cape Town-based designer Ryan Roberts has created a healthy alternative to sitting.
Honey-Comb shelves by Leg Studios
This new shelving system from South African trio Leg Studios pairs delicate copper connectors with raw wood.
Local creator Danelle Malan is using her XX chromosome power to push the male-dominated comics universe further.
Skog Kids range by Skog Kids
Skog Kids launches a new range of South African-made furniture for children.
Handwoven wall mats by Bofred
Bofred teams up with Sisters 4 Sisters to create textile wall art.
Bowel Bowls by Afro Delft tableware
Afro Delft’s latest collection translates the sensation of “having butterflies” onto enamel.
A comic spread
South African comics are becoming progressively more prominent on the global storyboard.
Playing with clay
In this interview, we chat with Catherine Ash about ceramics in the contemporary age.
Working hand in hand
The Imbadu Collective, which launched in Langa last night, aims to foster artistic collaboration among the artists in its fold.
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