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Adam Hoens draws lines between old and new school Hip Hop
28 Dec 15
Using his pencil and paint, Canadian-born artist Adam Hoens recreates the biggest names in the Hip Hop industry.
Introducing Jalpa Shah’s quirky Monday BLUdle illustrations
11 Sep 15
The Monsoon Monster, The Amoeba Man & Shitty Selfie form part of this Indian illustrator’s light-hearted graphic series.
Yasser Booley is listening with his lens
10 Sep 15
Yasser Booley has been taking photos since he was seventeen. Today, he has an impressive repertoire of photographs stretching over a number of artistic genres.
Meet Kenya's courageous Mau Mau fighters in Osborne Macharia's photographic narrative
2 Sep 15
In Macicio, a Kenyan photographer tells the story of his country's fight for independence through fictional, freedom fighters.
Taintless, Lukhanyo Mdingi’s SS16 collection
19 Aug 15
A campaign lookbook showcasing South African designer Lukhanyo Mdingi’s latest androgynous menswear collection.
Monica Garza paints women in all their curvaceous glory
18 Aug 15
Monica Garza uses sparkles, glitter pens and motorcycles to explore and celebrate the fuller female form.
Images of adolescence in Francesca Allen's "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
11 Aug 15
London-based photographer Francesca Allen captures the strength and fragility of female adolescence in her five-year-long series "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
"The Walking Society" — a Camper retrospective
10 Aug 15
New book “The Walking Society” presents a behind-the-scenes look at Camper, the Mallorcan family-owned business, now in its fortieth year.
Photos capture the rapid urbanisation of China
28 Jul 15
"The Great Leap" by photographer Gabriel Murad captures how China is rapidly increasing its urban sprawl by building on its buildings.
Tara Rice’s photos capture the Mundari tribe of South Sudan
24 Jul 15
Tara Rice photographs the nomadic cattle-herding tribe of South Sudan, where land mines are a lethal daily threat.
13 Jul 15
Robin Schnetler, who took over our Instagram account last week, began his illustration career when doodling in class proved more engrossing than the lesson.
A year in the life of a bench
10 Jul 15
Hungarian photographer’s “Life of a Bench” series captures the diversity of daily activity centered on a simple wooden structure.
Chris the Pencil brings us a different kind of weather report
7 Jul 15
A Cape Town graphic designer is documenting Cape Town’s vacillating weather patterns and his accompanying moods in a bold design-a-day project.
Six key collections from South African Menswear Week
6 Jul 15
From soft pastel hues to bold silhouettes, menswear designers in Africa have adopted a new confidence.
#DITakeover on Instagram: Jonx Pillemer
22 Jun 15
Cape Town photographer Jonx Pillemer gives us a masterclass on composition, framing, reportage and empathy (with a little help from Susan Sontag).
Forget virtual tours. This online gallery is like another dimension.
19 Jun 15
UCLA’s New Wight Gallery has been replicated online. But the experience of this virtual exhibition space bears no resemblance to any gallery you know.
#DITakeover on Instagram: How Far From Home
15 Jun 15
Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger took us with them on their creative sabbatical in a series of wanderlust-inspired photos.
Selly Raby Kane's "Birds of Dakar" collection
10 Jun 15
Birds of a feather flock with denizens of the deep in experimental fashion designer Selly Raby Kane's Fall/Winter 2015 collection.
Christine Eyene curates exhibition on African music's fraught relationship with the West
8 Jun 15
"All of Us Have a Sense of Rhythm", an exhibition curated by Christine Eyene, brings together video, sound, animation, music and dance.
#DITakover on Instagram: Studio Formafantasma
8 Jun 15
Italian design duo Studio Formafantasma took us on a strange and wondrous journey through their creative process in their takeover of our Instagram account.
#DITakeover on Instagram: Marije Vogelzang
1 Jun 15
Food, a musical swing and red stockings populated our Instagram account as “eating designer” Marije Vogelzang took over.
14 Artists speaking out against homophobia in Africa
28 May 15
Our selection from the more than 40 works by world-renowned artists that go on show in New York for the launch of Africa's Out!.
Rainbow window art brightens up Buitenkant Street
27 May 15
Andrzej Urbanski and Pierre Le Riche illuminate a Cape Town storefront with a tapestry of colour.
#MakeChange: Honest-to-goodness products by KIN Culture
26 May 15
A group of South African designers have created a range of products whose sale supports KIN Culture's mission to establish an alternative model of orphan care.
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