Take Five

African icons old and new abound in this week's top stories, from a graphic collage of Madiba to new designs for bubblegum brand Chappies.
Take Five
Take Five

1

New Yorkers Abrima Erwiah and actress Rosario Dawson started an ethical fashion line made in Ghana – and found more opportunity to do good on the ground. Read more about their project Studio One Eighty Nine here. 

2

The distinguishing feature of iconic South African brand Chappies has always been the fun "Did you know?" facts on the inside of the wrapper. Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town recently ran an online campaign inviting fans of the brand to give the fun factoids an update. We chat to Jaco Haasbroek who drew the new illustrations in this interview.

3

Erik Hersman, co-founder of Kenyan tech firm Ushahidi, tells us about the journey of Africa's first self-powered, mobile WiFi device, BRCK, from sketches on the airplane to first shipped orders. Read about it here. 

4

On Mandela Day, we paid tribute to our home-grown hero with Garth Walker's cover design for the 29th issue of ijusi magazine. See the unique collage portrait of Madiba here. 

5

"Why do we eat with cutlery?" ask Sonja Stummerer and Martin Hablesreiter of design studio Honey & Bunny. The answer – which goes beyond simply keeping our hands clean – is to be found in the pair's new book Eat Design, published by Metro Verlag Wien. We take a look between the covers. 

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