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GRAPHIC DESIGN

01 THE LOST NATION OF ZIMBABWE

 TYPOGRAPHY 

I did a lot of research on the timeline of Zimbabwe and where things started to go downhill. 1998 was roughly where it started. A country is made of the parts that keep it going, this made me think of the metaphor of a vehicle and how the government and its president is the driver.

 

If you do not take care of your vehicle, it will eventually fall apart piece by piece. So I found the the best way to illustrate the government and the political timeline of the country was to illustrate it as parts of a vehicle which are most likely to break this is demonstrated through the jinga puzzle and the car manual. Whilst reading the manual which has the history of Zimbabwe it gives you instructions to pull certain puzzle pieces . Collapsing the puzzle illustrates how easy it is to break down a country .

I called it “How to lose our bearings.” 

ISTD TYPOGRAPHY

I was born in Zimbabwe and have grown up in  Zambia, but my roots and heart are still very connected to Zimbabwe,

the land and its people. Seeing the devastation is enough to break anyones heart. Such a beautiful country with incredible people have become so lost because of what they

have gone through. 

The question is how can they get back on track and find their way when the people don’t know what real democracy looks like and how to find it. In developing my strategy to the brief’s project I looked at how I could portray the country and what it has been through. I wasn’t sure what the main focus should be. Whether it should mainly be on the people, I later realised that it really was the political climate and the power hungry government that were affecting everything. 

FESTIVAL BRAND IDENITY

02 WILD SOULS AFRO JAZZ

MUSIC FESTIVAL VISUAL IDENITY

I used birds to represent the area of the monument and turned them into a jazz band.

These illustrated birds done by hand were combined with graphic patterns inspired by seed pods, to create a 

juxtaposition between the two styles. The seed pods add to the African element and give the visual identity an upbeat rhythmic feel.

The Taal monument, a beautiful striking piece of architecture dedicated to the Afrikaans language. Afrikaans is a hybrid language made of many cultures. I broke it down and found out there is some African influence, which is so interesting when you know the past conflicts between the two cultures. For inspiration, we visited the monument in Paarl.

It is such an incredible structure with fluid curves to represent the flow of change and influence in the culture. The location of the building is on a hill built around lush bush and next to a national park which is well known for is birds in the area.

PLAYING CARDS

03 ALL THINGS DANGEROUS 

PLAYING CARDS