One of South Africa’s most well known design magazine is back and with a leopard skin ROAR!
Seriously, I had to laugh at the model on the latest cover of One Small Seed Issue 17…hilarious.
It’s the Wild Issue boys and girls. Time to get primal and bite the person to your left RWooooOAR!!!!!
One Small Seed Issue 17 is, as always, jammed pack full of some seriously interesting articles and bits and bobs from every facet of South African design and beyond.
Here are a few pieces that I found interesting. Take a lookie lookie my snoekie!
Political artwork is not a new thing. No sir. However, I was impressed with the Activist Artist article on Sindiso Nyoni. The article describes an artist who grew up in the turbulent times of Zimbabwe in the 80’s. His unique artwork reflects the social wounds left by a bitter struggle against colonial repression and of course the internal conflicts of the Shona and Ndebele factions. Sindiso had extremely different views to the militant ZANU party and because of these views feared for his own life. He relocated to Jozies, where he earned a degree in graphic design.
I always find these kinds of stories highly inspirational and make me strive to be a better person myself. If Sindiso can overcome so much pain and suffering and bloom into a voice piece with true oomf and resolve, so can anyone reading this magazine. My favourite piece showcased in the article is the “Bombs Over Bulawayo” design, capturing the demonic influence of power mad despot Mugabe.
This is a serious must-read!