Africana Cards

Happy Easter! These beautiful African-inspired cards were created by Ben Grib. We wanted to create a new range of cards that was inspired by Africa. We decided to make use of the wonderfull pattern tapestry that makes up the rich heritage of the african people.ย We took our cue from landmark styles such as Ndebele, Xhosa,…

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Mozi’s Out of Africa

We came across this collection by Australian lifestyle brand Mozi, titled Out of Africa. We know, the title may not be original, but the designs certainly are. Aprons, tea cups, cushions, etc., are illustrated with tribal lines and images that make you think of Africa in general. It’s a beautiful collection done in soft colors,…

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Ads Libitum

These art prints by Ads Libitum are downright creative. Major African-American music legends are literally transplanted into vintage print ads, redefining these ads in an interesting way. See some of my favorite below. Happy weekend viewing! Shop prints here

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Lost Wax Playing Cards

Artist, Olutade Abidoye, gives us a doze of history with his Lost Wax playing cards.ย The pack of cards consists of 54 playing cards, each featuring beautiful illustrations of kings, queens and courtiers from 15th – 19th century Nigeria, particularly the Benin Empire. The Lost Wax is actually a difficult method of sculpting (using both clay…

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Herds of the Father

Herds of the Father is an urban leather company founded by this duo. We’ve featured their work on this blog before (way back in 2011), and if we had our wish, we’d do it much more often. Their latest lookbook is a testimony to the sustainability and power of their classic brand. Let the goods…

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One of A Kind

Mpumi Guliweย and his team created these beautiful designs to raise awareness of the new South African Nelson Mandela bank notes. These designs make me think of bank notes as art for the first time. The designs were inspired by the colorful African print shirts that Mandela used to wear. Via Behance

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Lost and Found in Southern Africa

Ace hikers and cross country discoverers, Jeff and Kerryn, tell us about their trip round southern Africa using beautiful pictures and creative infographics. They visited six south African countries, traveled for 150 days and crossed 22,500 km ‘getting lost and finding stuff’. These infographics they created of their trip can serve as a creative guide…

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