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Some texture, fashion and creative direction inspiration by Jo’Burg designer Melissa Maxted-Henderson. With the overall theme being legacy, this story was inspired by vintage african portraits. Taking reference from traditional dress,…..

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TRIBE – Poetic Interpretation

Designer Alexandria Robinson was given a brief to visually interpret a poem, using an imaginative use of imagery and typography. via @creativeroots

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Nigerian Nostalgia Project

In Case You Missed It. We love this project! Started a while back, the Nigerian Nostalgia Project has now become a successful archive and digital community project of photography that…..

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Train of Eastern Madagascar

Photographer Pierre-Yves Babelon captures life along the railways of Madagascar. The railway line connecting Fianarantsoa to the East Coast was inaugurated in 1936. The records speak of eight million cubic…..

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Tunisia Morocco Architecture Inspiration

Architecture photographer by Nic AzAryAn. Inspired by flat shapes Nic showcases various buildings and photography of the streets and buildings of Tunisia and Morocco. So much more goodness here. 

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Interview: Pop artist Serge Gay Jr

Haitian-born Serge Gay Jr is a San Francisco based graphic artist. Together with video director Matt Stawaski, he lends his creative talents to music videos by high profile artists such…..

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Collage art by Alexander Ikhide

Alexander Ikhide is an art student based in Bristol, UK working on his Art Direction, Fine Arts and Painting. His collages are a mixture of different mediums influenced by his…..

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Bragance

Here is another great feast for your eyes from non other than Pierre-Christophe. The series of visuals were designed for the ARISE Lagos Fashion Week, although the event was cancelled we…..

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Feature Artist: Njideka Akunyili

It is not everyday that we feature analogue projects, but we are pleased to feature Nigerian born mixed media artist Njideka Aukunyili. Her portraits of her daily life are inspirational……

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When The Rains Come

When the Rains Come is a children’s book illustrated and designed by Malika Favre. The project was initiated by MUMs (Malawi Underprivileged Mothers). The book tells the story of an…..

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Africans in Italy

Portrait series of Immigrants in Italy by Marco Ambrosi, Matteo Danesin and Aldo Sodoma. Portraits in Black is a work born from the collaboration of different actors: three photographers –…..

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Digital African Woman

Brazilian digital artist Moises Gomes work was inspired by photographs of women of African tribes. This project was used to develop his techniques of modeling, texture, shading, rendering, lighting and…..

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Feature Artist: Ruud Van Empel

Contributor: Muse Origins I have always looked at these images by Ruud Van Empel with a bit of confusion and fascination. I mean, are these paintings? photographs? paintings and photographs? It’s interesting…..

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Beyond a Craft: A Story of Resilience & Triumph

Contributor: Ciné Kenya Beyond A Craft is inspired by a true story. Join Pedro from Ecuador as he seeks to provide for his daughter Maria while overcoming great struggles and hardship. Will…..

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The Long Wait

Another spectcaular project by brilliant street artist, Faith47. Faith 47, is one of the most prolific street artist in Africa. Take a look at her latest work. The Long Wait……

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Be an Emerging Creative at Design Indaba Expo

You don’t have to be a maths genius to work out that being an Emerging Creative at Design Indaba Expo will multiply your success in the industry. It’s all about numbers: exhibit…..

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Photography, Mosquito Nets and the Fragility of Life

Photographer, Harandane Dicko, brings us an ingenious photographic series, simply and aptly called LA MOUSTIQUAIRE (The Mosquito Net). In areas of Africa where malaria is common, mosquito nets have literarily been…..

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Framed

A new documentary film that examines the western fascination with “saving” Africa, through the lens of image-making and activism. Support the project on Kickstarter.   What’s behind the West’s fascination…..

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Homeland: Nostalgia, Memory and Belonging

Photo essay by South African photographer Thabiso Sekgala Homeland is the culmination of an exploration of memory, place and interrelated self-imaging. It is based on the former homelands; areas defined…..

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Photography, Mosquito Nets and the Fragility of Life

Photographer, Harandane Dicko, brings us an ingenious photographic series, simply and aptly called LA MOUSTIQUAIRE (The Mosquito Net). In areas of Africa where malaria is common, mosquito nets have literarily been…..

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Homeland: Nostalgia, Memory and Belonging

Photo essay by South African photographer Thabiso Sekgala Homeland is the culmination of an exploration of memory, place and interrelated self-imaging. It is based on the former homelands; areas defined…..

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Fair Trade Africa

Photographer Darran Rees, travels through Central and Eastern Africa capturing the lives of workers of Fair Trade organizations in Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and DRC. “The motion portraits represent transience and…..

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Last Kings of Africa

Alfred Weidinger search for the last surviving monarchs of Africa’s grandest kingdoms, from Nigeria to Ghana, Zambia to Cameroon — and from the Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of…..

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Pointilism by Beth Kimwele

Beth Kimwele is a Kenyan artists that works mostly in oil and canvas. She graduated from Kenyatta University in 1989 where she specialized in graphics and paintings and developed her…..

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Framed

A new documentary film that examines the western fascination with “saving” Africa, through the lens of image-making and activism. Support the project on Kickstarter.   What’s behind the West’s fascination…..

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Event: The Power of Film to Transform Lives and Communities

Pidgin Perfect have teamed up with African film researcher Natalia Palombo, in an exciting collaboration with the British Council’s Connect ZA project, and Creative Scotland to deliver the project, The Power of Film to Transform Lives and Communities: A Festival of…..

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Un Homme Sans l’Occident

Un Homme Sans l’Occident 2002, ‘A man without the West’, is a french film directed by Raymond Depardon. Depardon is renowned for his photography and film making in the Sahara……

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Statues Also Die

I was fortunate enough in college to take an African Popular Culture class  and African film class where there was much discussion on the beginning of African film. This is…..

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Feature Artist: Neals Niat

Quick conversation with graphic artist and architect Neals Niat.   I was born in Paris but my parents are from Cameroon. I spent 8 years of my life in Douala……

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North African inspired artwork by Meryem Meg

Meryem Meg is a 24 year old Algerian / Bulgarian creative. Meg’s  inspiration stems from a love for North African geometry and organic forms of mark making merged with the Urban…..

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Colonial Bastard Typeface

A graphic design project by Zimbabwean born illustrator and graphic designer Osmond Tshuma. The Colonial Bastard Rhodes typeface is a post-colonial critique of both Cecil John Rhodes and the impact…..

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ABC of Xhosa Names Illustrated

Xhosa Names and Meanings in a series of animated ect by South African graphic designer and illustrator Thandiwe Tshabalala. Way back, when apartheid was taking place in South Africa, parents…..

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Moustapha Alassane: Father of African Animation

Moustapha Alassane is hailed as the father of African animation. Born in 1942 in N’Dougou Niger, Alassane is one of the first filmmakers in Africa contributing to African Cinema since…..

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Feature Artist: Robin Rhode

Bio Robin Rhode (b. 1976, Cape Town, South Africa) was raised in Johannesburg and graduated from the South Africa School of Film, Television and Dramatic Arts, Johannesburg, in 2000. The Berlin-based…..

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Egyptian Interactive Art: Augmented Reality

I had the pleasure of meeting Egyptian multimedia artist Sameh Al Tawil at the A Maze Johannesburg Festival. Sameh has been showcasing his interactive art project, Augmented Reality around the…..

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Vintage Inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya

Some inspiration from Philip Kwame Apagya a renowned Ghanaian photographer famous for his elaborate studio portraits set against colorful painted backdrops. philip kwame apagya’s formal portraits in front of commissioned…..

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Blue Sky Over Dakar

A mixture of digital paintings and photographers by Nathalie Diserens The photos were taken during my field research in Dakar, Senegal. They focus on the tension that one feels as…..

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Collage art by Alexander Ikhide

Alexander Ikhide is an art student based in Bristol, UK working on his Art Direction, Fine Arts and Painting. His collages are a mixture of different mediums influenced by his…..

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Joloff Branding & Identity

Designer Saana Hellsten rebranded an existing restaurant for a school assignment in New York that offers traditional Senegalese food. The branding of Joloff reflects the colorful culture and lifestyle of Senegal……

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African inspired Stromae Design

African inspired project by Brussel based design studio Bold. Over the course of the year, we developed several visuals to promote the release of Stromae’s second album, which goes by the…..

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Farewell Company

Farewell Company is a project created by South African designer Ben Johnston. A great exercise in product design, branding, illustration and graphic design. A one week project from concept to…..

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Wooden Iphone case by Karo Akpokiere

We have always loved the work of Nigerian graphic designer Karo Akpokiere. He was recently commissioned to design an iPhone case for the World Wildlife Fund. Love Through Design in…..

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Infro by Mehdi Sefrioui

Fashion photography project by Moroccan photographer Mehdi Sefrioui. Brooding eyes against pink woods a heady dream of black skin in fashion, of blacks on the runway. Which, along with his…..

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Fabric Print design by Yaw Tony

Graphic designer Yaw Tony experiments with patterns, textures and fabrics. Llim® (Life Liveth in Me) Fabric, is a line of vibrantly designed fabrics that is reminiscent of the brightly-patterned “Ankara”…..

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Egyptian Interactive Art: Augmented Reality

I had the pleasure of meeting Egyptian multimedia artist Sameh Al Tawil at the A Maze Johannesburg Festival. Sameh has been showcasing his interactive art project, Augmented Reality around the…..

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A MAZE. Johannesburg Kicks Off

Today kicks off the A MAZE Festival in Johannesburg, the 2nd International Games/Media Arts Festival. The goal of the festival is to create a platform for African and European media…..

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Mandela’s Speech

At a time when our cherished Mandela’s health is of concern, these words ring dear to heart and are just bring out the true spirit and passion that remind us of his…..

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The End of Eating Everything

“The End of Eating Everything” is artist Wangechi Mutu’s first animated video, created in collaboration with recording artist Santigold and co-released by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University…..

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Kenyan National Anthem Animation

Inspired by the upcoming Kenyan election, Timothy Simon created a 3d render that is simulated by the Kenyan National Anthem. On the 4th of March 2013 millions of Kenyans will…..

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Inner Cruise

Shot in Dakar Sénégal, Inner Cruise was directed by Tom Escarmelle and stylist and creative director Selly Raby Kane. The video is inspired by Selly Raby Kane’s love of fashion……

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Troublemaker

Found via 10and5 Troublemaker is the recent released music video by Haezer. Described as an Afro-Thriller the video features South African rapper Tumi. Troublemaker’ is an Afro-Thriller set in the…..

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The African Cypher

Nominated and award winning documentary by Fly on The Wall. Synopsis Street dance in South Africa is a complex, convoluted underworld; that, like most sub-cultures, exists as a sum of…..

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Kenya Chords / Pogomix by Nick Bertke

Nick Bertke, aka Pogo from Perth, Australia  is one of a kind musicians whose artistry has many dimensions. Carefully taking sounds recorded on video he mixes them in a unique way to make…..

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Meet Yadi

Yadi is an Algerian artist who recently released a new album The Blow. YADi gives us a new single that is a little bit edgy, a little bit fun, and…..

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Joloff Branding & Identity

Designer Saana Hellsten rebranded an existing restaurant for a school assignment in New York that offers traditional Senegalese food. The branding of Joloff reflects the colorful culture and lifestyle of Senegal……

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Africanize Pattern Font

Print and pattern design inspiration by  South African graphic and print designer Carli Herbst. The project brief was to create your own typeface and specimen book, using yourself as a…..

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Farewell Company

Farewell Company is a project created by South African designer Ben Johnston. A great exercise in product design, branding, illustration and graphic design. A one week project from concept to…..

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Dougla: Afro Caribbean Patterns and Textures

Print, texture and pattern inspiration from designer Cherry Ann Davis. Davis is a graphic designer from Trinidad and Tobago. This recent project explores her culture. Dougla is a colloquial term used…..

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The Forgotten Kingdom

Synopsis Writer-director Andrew Mudge crafts an intimate tale of lost soul Atang (Zenzo Ngqobe) on the occasion of his return to his ancestral land of Lesotho to bury his estranged…..

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Un Homme Sans l’Occident

Un Homme Sans l’Occident 2002, ‘A man without the West’, is a french film directed by Raymond Depardon. Depardon is renowned for his photography and film making in the Sahara……

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Statues Also Die

I was fortunate enough in college to take an African Popular Culture class  and African film class where there was much discussion on the beginning of African film. This is…..

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Touba, Senegal: Timelapse Video

Timelapse video of Touba, Senegal by Senegalese photographer Moundor SENE. This project features the Grand Magal de Toube, a religious monument at the heart of the city.  

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On Filming Chad: Mahamat Saleh Haroun

“This view of the world, from this country where there aren’t film-makers, is very important… I make films in solidarity, and because I feel a responsibility to not leave this country…..

Western Africa

Lost Wax Playing Cards inspired by the Benin Empire

Artist, Olutade Abidoye, gives us a doze of history with his Lost Wax playing cards. The pack of cards consists of 54 playing cards, each featuring beautiful illustrations of kings, queens and.....

Monrovia animated: GIFs that portray daily life in Liberia

“Monrovia animated”, created by François Beaurain plays with the topology of the urban landscape and with its inhabitants who become a a tooth from the gear, a piece of the conveyor belt.....

Event: Global Black Consciousness

Hôtel Sokhamon, Dakar, Senegal 11th May 2014 – 12 May 2014 The Institute for Comparative Modernities (Cornell University) and the Institute of African American Affairs (New York University) will hold.....

African Metropolis: Six Stories from Six African Cities

May 2014 will see the launch of African Metropolis at cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, tells urban tales.....

Northern Africa

African Metropolis: Six Stories from Six African Cities

May 2014 will see the launch of African Metropolis

North African inspired artwork by Meryem Meg

Meryem Meg is a 24 year old Algerian /

Past Perfect: Exploring Museums of Egypt

Photo series by photographer Jason Larkin explores spaces that