Tag Archive: by Nosmot Gbadamosi

5 gender smashing designers from South Africa you should know

A growing crop of young designers from the continent are defining sexuality on their own terms and rejecting western stereotypes of how and what Africans should be. Take Rich Mnisi, his floating fabrics… Continue reading

Home boy, Street artist Donk London

Mixing photocopying, illustration and printmaking, Donk London’s paste ups and murals are steeped in the time, place and city that evoked them.

Being a global Nigerian – the images of photographer Ima Mfon

“I’ve always liked photography,” says Ima Mfon, on his brave decision to quit a successful job in IT and graduate with a Masters in Photography. “I got to a point where I wasn’t… Continue reading

Ghana Street Photography

  These images will put a smile on any face. A group of snap happy London photographers – Charlie Kwai, Chris Lee and Paul Storrie – have collated street photographs taken while travelling… Continue reading

The sneakers made from plastic ocean waste

It’s very rare that I feature fashion on this site, much less footwear, but Adidas’ eco-friendly sneakers deserve the exception. Its limited edition shoes are made from recycled plastic ocean waste and is… Continue reading

Nigerian Photographer Abraham Oghobase

Nigerian photographer Abraham Oghobase’s conceptual and experimental photography is a response to many things he says, but with one overarching theme, “purpose” and identity against the social and political developments happening within Nigeria’s… Continue reading

Afrofuturist menswear Ikiré Jones

The Afrofuturist menswear brand Ikiré Jones spare no punches in its latest editorial detailing asylum seekers living in Italy. “Did you sneer at your newspaper headlines over a warm breakfast, and curse your… Continue reading

11 African artists to know on Instagram

Following the buzz created from February’s Social Media Week Lagos – now in its fourth year, here is my list of the most interesting African artists to follow on Instagram. Along with Tumblr… Continue reading

Victo Ngai’s Chinese influenced Illustrations

Her name may not be instantly familiar but chances are you would have seen Victo Ngai’s colourful illustrations adorning pages in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Washington Post. Or perhaps… Continue reading

Documenting social inequality in Mozambique

The fluidity of power and social inequality are main drivers in Mario Macilau’s images. The Mozambique photographer’s often thematic series of images were described by London’s Saatchi gallery as ‘a narrative by means… Continue reading

Photography: Capturing life in Nigeria’s Borno State post Boko Haram

Almost two years after more than 200 girls went missing in Chibok, part of Nigeria’s Borno State, Boko Haram remains prevalent in the area. The world has moved on, but the girls remain… Continue reading

Fabrice Monteiro’s Surreal Photographs on Climate Change

Fabrice Monteiro is a Senegal based artist. His images uncanny and occasionally science fiction in nature confront the darkest parts of humanity. Check out his prophecy project – a collaboration with Senegalese costume… Continue reading

Screen prints at Somerset House

Somerset House has teamed up with Print Club London to produce a series of limited edition screen prints inspired by films being shown during August’s Film4 Summer Screen. This is the third time… Continue reading

Deconstructing Dalston’s Ridley Road Market

Lorenzo Vitturi does interesting things with food. His photographs may not leave you salivating but marveling at the sculptural forms with which his compositions take. Vitturi lives near Dalston’s Ridley Road Market and… Continue reading

Film poster designs – the first 100 years of black cinema

Reel Art Press has delved into the archives of the black film industry to produce a visual feast of iconic posters from the past 100 years. The coffee table book containing over 35,000… Continue reading

Defining Egypt: Artist Sherin Guirguis

For LA-based artist Sherin Guirguis, Mashrabiyas could be used almost as metaphors between private and public identities. “It’s always about the private ideas that are nurtured in [these] spaces that then explode onto… Continue reading

5 of the best Art and Design blogs by African and Diaspora Artists

Often the best inspirations come from wasting time surfing the net. And there’s a lot of good stuff out there. And as is traditional this time of year, the media is salivating and… Continue reading

Peter Saville on Helvetica and Typography

Recognised for his record cover designs for Joy Division and New Order, Peter Saville talks about the evolution of typography and the appeal of Helvetica… Do you believe there is a historical consciousness… Continue reading