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The indigenous style
Design duo Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin are designing a cross-cultural commonality through abstraction.
Spoek Mathambo is the MC who is burning up the European dance charts with his Sweat.X and Playdoe collaborations.
Paint the town with poetry
Lemn Sissay turns words into monuments, literally. Spending some time in South Africa, the poet gives Nadine Botha a verbal whiplashing.
Cow Africa is a small agency in Cape Town that specialise in guerrilla marketing through stunts, the web and mobile.
South moves up top
Design 2009 is about time
Legendary post-punk 1980s agitators, Koos’s iconic so-called “black tape” has been re-mastered, repackaged and re-released.
Inside today’s pantry
crEATe is a timely overview of the state of our world’s pantry, researched and written by the Future Laboratory, published by Gestalaten.
Can you taste when food is made with love?
Marije Vogelzang's debut monograph, Eat Love, poses some intriguing questions regarding food an the act of eating.
No happy ending
As technology races towards a constantly receding utopia, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby warn of its economic, cultural and ethical impacts.
As deep as it gets
Designer Richard Hart has created recesses of kindness in his first art exhibition.
The art of science
Integrating engineering and art, Michaella Janse van Vuuren has stumbled upon infinite applications for rapid prototyping.
Fishing for nonsense
We persevered... and got some sense out of 'nonsense pioneer' Nobumichi Tosa.
Marcel Wanders has designed more than a lifetime’s worth of knotted chairs – he’s designed himself.
SA in graphic prime
Graphic Design: A Primer in South African Graphic Design is by artist, designer, writer and independent publisher, Michael MacGarry.
Bellville Rock City
The CD/DVD box set Bellville Rock City offers a veritable resource of profiles, music videos, tracks and documentary coverage.
Not just an album design pioneer
Reasons to be Cheerful by Paul Gorman makes a case for the canonisation of Barney Bubbles in the history of 20th century design.
Typo: The Beautiful World of Fonts
Fonts are pretty dresses for letters used to communicate on paper with ink, right? Wrong, says Typo: The Beautiful World of Fonts.
Nadine Botha talks to the resident kidults of Am I Collective about their new animation project, Disko.
Citizen of the World
Internationally celebrated jazz saxophonist Moreira Chonguiça has released his second Moreira Project album, Citizen of the World.
Doodle for a Difference
Doodle for a Difference pays tribute to the participants, profiles the benefactors and offers a visual history of Night of 1 000 Drawings.
Bird on a wire
Addressing the ongoing question of preciousness in contemporary jewellery, Kelly Mccallum is looking to natural history for inspiration.
Tangible brand marks
Logos are possibly the most ubiquitous intervention that the birth of the advertising industry in the 20th century has brought to market.
Creator of worlds and purveyor of jumble, set designer Angela Nemov speaks to Nadine Botha.
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