From ‘Charvet’ by Kenyan graphic artist, Kevin Karanja to ‘Colonial Bastard Rhodes’ typeface by award-winning graphic designer, Osmond Tshuma, we take a look at five typefaces designed by artists of the African continent.
We look at five of Mbewe’s personal favourite creations as well as the story behind each piece.
Jared Leite is a Cape Town-based printmaker whose work primarily deals with cultural identity.
Mjo has received numerous accolades for her work, in 2018, she won the award for Most Beautiful Object at Design Indaba, as well as the Nando’s Hot Young Designer Award. Early last year, she exhibited at Milan Design Week – an achievement she is most proud of.
Morgane designs for young fashion-forward creatives stuck between adulthood and the frenzy of adolescence.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the renowned Design Indaba Conference, the Nando’s Design Programme, Clout, has honoured the founder of this world-class event, Ravi Naidoo, with an annual residency programme in his name.
Salma Rorke’s striking designs include a mixture of elements – one of these being cultural Islamic/Muslim pieces, such as the hijab worn by Muslim women.
Local and international buyers will be treated to the new ranges of 45 of South Africa’s top designers at this year’s NEXT20 Trade Exhibition, taking place this month at the V&A Waterfront.
Nando’s’ progressive design programme, Clout showcases the work of local creatives to the world – most notably by featuring their designs in Nando’s restaurants throughout 35 countries.
Dr. Mahlangu is the first South African artist to be commissioned to create a painting for Rolls-Royce Phantom. The ‘Mahlangu’ Phantom will be unveiled this art month at The Melrose Gallery at One&Only, Cape Town, where it will be on display from 13 to 16 February.
The collection was designed by Wanderland Collective artists Faatimah Mohamed Luke, Nicole Levenberg and Zinhle (Zhi) Zulu
The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa was put in place to celebrate the diverse opinions of beauty.
Johannesburg-based brand and design consultancy, BCKRDS (pronounced Back-Roads) was founded by Wade Moonsamy and Samu Belle, and Musonda Kabwe.
As a voice for the suppressed, Graphic designer Thaakierah Abdul serves an alluring display of the Cape Malaysian identity. She explores her cultural influence through color, collage, and experimental design.
Design Indaba’s yearly lineup is a highly anticipated event on the creative calendar. Having established itself internationally as one of the premier multidisciplinary programmes in the world, it consistently draws the globe’s luminaries to its stage.