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Marikana Onsite

Contributor: Barry Christianson  The City of Cape Town, which supports Open Streets, does not support an Open City. We, the poor, are excluded. Our homes are destroyed by the Anti-Land…..

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Trip Infographics

Infographics by Jeff Tyser and Kerryn-lee Maggs. 7 countries. 150 days. 22 500 kms.

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Feature Artist: Maisa Chaves

This week we are proud to feature the work of Maisa Chaves. Chaves is an illustrator based in Maputo, Mozambique. She received a BA in Fine Art from the University…..

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Living Small: A Road Trip through Morocco

Tilt-shift photography is a popular and creative way where the camera is manipulated to make real sized objects or landscapes appear miniature in scale. Photographer Konstantinos Pappas on a road trip through…..

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The Forgotten: Example of an African Middle-Class

A few months ago, while I was in Nairobi I had the pleasure of meeting photographers, Miguel Hahn and Jan-Cristoph Hartung in the midst of their latest project. We had…..

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Ninevites

Found via @10and5. Take a look at this fashion campaign that found its inspiration from the Basotho culture. The Ninevites are a group of three designers – Nkuli Mlangeni, Uma…..

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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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My Twisted Self

A short while back, I shot some self portraits in a short burst of inspiration that kicked in in the night and I had to satisfy the itch. I took…..

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Favorite Nigerian Tumblrs

Contributor: Muse Origins Tumblr is one of the most exciting blog platforms around. You find so many obscure images on there…I even prefer it a lot more to Flickr. Also, you’ll…..

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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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Yoruba African Orishas

Contributor: Muse Origins Orishas are the Yoruba gods of practically evreything. There is one for almost every situation or state of being that you can think of, from the obscure to…..

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TAALI M

Take a look at one of the creative projects by art director and designer Pierre-Christophe. The website was designed for Congolese musician Taali M. “I started to hang out with…..

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Feature Artist: Mariam Ibrahim

Mariam Ibrahim is an illustrator and graphic designer from Cairo, Egypt. ” I’m very passionate about art. Rendering thoughts into creative solutions come natural to me.I’ve been sketching and doing…..

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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…..

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Hot

Hot. Hell yeah it is! Hot is a photo series by renowned South African photographer Alexa Singer. Shot in the Namibian desert, Hot features the sizzling Sudanese model Akuol De…..

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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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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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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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The Hell of Copper: Where Devices go to Die

Photo Essay by Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo Over the past few years Ghana has become one of the principal countries to receive electrical waste materials coming from Europe and the United States……

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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…..

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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.....