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23 October 2012

Rwandan Heraldry Project

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Rwandan Heraldry is project by George Pericles , creative think tank. The goal is to develop an iconographic system deeplys rooted in rwandese culture.











For more check out their website.

About jepchumba

Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.

  • http://twitter.com/larodectus Serge K. Akwei

    This is really nice work, but I can’t help but feel that Westerners are only interested in showing how clever they can be at exploiting or rather “adding value” our local lore/culture. Is any of “those friends of Africa” really interested seeing well trained designers of International caliber come form the continent, who can tell their own stories? I’m ready to listen if someone has a convincing argument to that effect.

  • http://twitter.com/georgepericles George Pericles

    It’s not a question of exploiting a culture nor showing cleverness, it’s just a different point of view, a different aproach . At George Pericles we believe that Africa as enourmous cultural heritage that has to preserve and reinterpreted. Our work just start the debate on how Rwanda can preserve its culture. It’s a tribute paid to an amazing and rich culture.

    Africa already has International caliber designers like Saki Mafundikwa , Francis Keré or David Adjaye. We are also teaching at the Kigali Faculty of Design (FAED) so we are helping the next generation of Rwandan Designers.

  • EAC is better than SADC

    fantastic project, I hope the government will take a look at it. I love it, it’s what every East African country should do.