Author: Tyrone Fisher

Black Queer Identity Explored in House of Realness Photo Series by Sipho Gongxeka
Art, Clothing, Fashion, Location, Photography

Black Queer Identity Explored in House of Realness Photo Series by Sipho Gongxeka

This project began with a casual conversation between myself (Sipho Gongxeka) and Thato Ramaisa (aka Fela Gucci.) We were interested in the role that fashion and clothing plays in queer culture in township communities. Particularly, how certain stereotypes are perpetuated. For instance, how one’s character, masculinity, gender and sexuality can […]

Debut Novel of Rutendo Tavengerwei Aims to Inspire Hope
Books

Debut Novel of Rutendo Tavengerwei Aims to Inspire Hope

Rutendo Tavengerwei’s debut novel, Hope is Our Only Wing, aims to inspire hope with an honest look at life growing up in Zimbabwe. The story follows Shamiso and Tanyaradzwa, two young Zimbabwean girls, who have to navigate life through painful experience – Shamiso losing her father while Tanyaradzwa was diagnosed with cancer. […]

Etan Comics Publishes First Ethiopian Superhero Comic
Comics, Digital, Digital Art, Entertainment, Illustration, Location, News, Publishing, Writing

Etan Comics Publishes First Ethiopian Superhero Comic

The first Ethiopian Superhero character was written and created by Beserat Debebe, and in a world dominated by the superhero, the release could not be more timely. The story follows Amanuel Tilahun’s journey as a college graduate who suddenly gains extraordinary powers. Tilahun acts as relatable and aspiration element as he is […]

Gert Rautenbach Purveys Emotion Through Pencil Sketches
Art, Cape Town, Design, Illustration, Other, Something Else, Writing

Gert Rautenbach Purveys Emotion Through Pencil Sketches

Gert Rautenbach is an Afrikaans blogger and artist who has taken a foray into pencil art. His concept is simple – he creates simple pencil sketches of everyday objects and experiences. This Cape Town-based artist’s simplistic sketches purvey an unimposing emotional experience. Through the minor colouring combined with simple line sketches, […]

Fak’ugesi African Digital Residency goes Trans-Continental in 2018
Africa, Art, Art Fair, Digital, Digital Art, Events, exhibition, Joburg

Fak’ugesi African Digital Residency goes Trans-Continental in 2018

The Fak’ugesi Digital African Residency, a creative residency to support digital creatives and innovators, has announced its fifth and most expansive artist residency yet. The Residency is running from the 8th of August until the 9th of September this year. Tegan Bristow, Fak’ugesi Festival director, says that this extended Residency […]

Shane Malone Drops New Music Video – Hymn Vol. 1
Digital, Digital Art, Influencers, Location, Music, Uncategorized, Video, YouTube

Shane Malone Drops New Music Video – Hymn Vol. 1

A South African artist based in London has created a satirical persona critiquing white South African ex-pat culture through the moniker of Shane Malone. Shane is the archetypal “South African in London”. The easy access from London to Europe has enabled him to tick several European travel boxes, making him […]

Photo Series of Durban Beachfront by Rebecca Buxton
Photography

Photo Series of Durban Beachfront by Rebecca Buxton

Durban-based photographer and graphic designer Rebecca Buxton has released a photo series dubbed Hot days and cool vibes delving into the Durban experience. In this series she explores the culture and vibrancy of Durban culture through a photo series of the city’s beachfront. The warm colouration of the photos speaks to […]

Bad Paper Provides More Inclusive and Accessible Art
Art, Cape Town, Design, Digital Art, Logo Design, Lookbook, Publishing, Uncategorized

Bad Paper Provides More Inclusive and Accessible Art

Bad Paper, founded in 2016, creates a space for artists where their work can reach its full potential through publications or specific editions. Founders, Ben Johnson (book/graphic designer) and Rodan Kane Hart (visual artist), created Bad Paper to provide an alternative to the gallery system by using multiples as a form […]

Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District Gets Creative Injection
Business, Cape Town, Digital, Interviews, News, Saatchi & Saatchi

Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District Gets Creative Injection

500 creative minds, 14 agencies, An Open Source Office Space for Publicis Groupe Publicis Groupe’s fourteen Cape-based agencies have chosen the East City Precinct as their new home. The agencies and the nearly 500 creative souls that staff them are migrating under one roof with the aim of encouraging collaboration […]