Monthly Archives: July 2018

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham – Photography

Hugh Kinsella Cunningham is a British photojournalist. This selection of work titled, Rituals of Resistance (Congo on the Brink), documents the Catholic church in Congo, which has become a symbol of peaceful political resistance. In an unstable political environment over the past years, the church has become a refuge for people as they seek to resist the current political strife and find some peace. We love how this work serves not only as a marker of a space we may not always be be able to access, but also as a political statement.

Have a look at more of Hugh Kinsella Cunningham’s work on his site here.



A Tribute to the Originals

We are so proud to be part of this jazz event honouring Peter Mayekiso and Samson Msemme, apartheid activists from Kayamandi, Stellenbosch. With Herbie Tsoaeli and the African Time Quartet as the headliners – it’s going to be an incredible night!

It takes place this Friday (20 July 2018) at Fismer Hall, Stellenbosch University.

You can learn more about the event here.

Arabella Simpson – Illustration

In a world that is increasingly digital, we really appreciate illustrators like Arabella Simpson. She uses pencils and paper to create her work, which is limited and informed by the size of the paper she is working on. By throwing together seemingly incongruous images, inspired by the objects and world around her, she is able to create a unique style that is immediately recognisable.

We love it!

Check out more of her work here.

Is Japan Cool?

This project by Enjin an Birdman for ANA, a Japanese airline company, asks a question we probably know the answer to: Is Japan Cool? (Yes, of course it is!) and answers it in a really fun way. This website, which is all about the beauty and importance of craftsmanship in Japanese culture, allows users to upload an image of themselves, then create their own samurai avatar, using an online tool. Once it’s done, they can then download the schematics and print their creation on a 3D printer.

Is Japan cool? Most definitely! Even more so than before!

You can visit the site here. Check out the video below for more details.

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Creative Exchange – Domboshava Cave and Hill

Another communiqué from our Honours students in Zimbabwe!

The Domboshava Cave and Hill! A sacred place to some and a great beauty to others. With landscapes straight out of Dr. Seuss and more moss and lichen than a hairy moon. Ancient cave paintings were our first checkpoint and ushered us on towards the peak! We made it in record time and gave each other high fives, as Ian tried to fit more boulders in his bag. We were treated to a spectacular sunset. Truly the best of Zimbabwe! – Joel Staak

Check out more photos below!

Graphic Designers Zimbabwe

More communiques from our Honours students on creative exchange in Zimbabwe!


On Friday 6 July the students had the opportunity of sharing creative work in a conference with talented designers from GDZ (Graphic Designers Zimbabwe). Design for sustainability was a major topic. Our students had the ability to get more intimate and exchange creative ideas and contact details and everyone were greatly inspired by the shared knowledge, enthusiasm and exchange of skills.

Shutterstock Print Campaign

This is such a fun campaign by Cazar DDB for Shutterstock. It highlights the fact that Shutterstock has over 200 million royalty-free images for use by creative agencies, especially in those times of need. This is brought to life through a really smart visual idea – we see ‘scamped up’ ads (rough sketches to show what an advert might look like) with the royalty-free Shutterstock image superimposed as a way to save the person who is in trouble in the scamp. So clever!