African-Alternative Band

February 22, 2010

Poster and A5 Flyers for Durban African Alternative band, playing a collective mix of jazz, hip hop and maskanda sounds.

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ntombi nto!

November 17, 2008

front invite

Thandeka

back invite

Thandeka

Having seen the invite designed for Siphelele and Aphelele’s memulo, this beautiful young woman named Thandeka requested a similar design. To create the distinction between the two designs (both being ‘postcards’ on the back and for a similar event; I used an image of a young woman in action of traditional Zulu dance called ukusina. I worked more with brown colours and the image to create a more earthy feel, keeping in line with the Zulu attire, whereby it is only their beadwork that is bright and multi-coloured.

sawubona series

November 17, 2008

Emzansi, people used to have the kind of mentality that it was rude & disrepectful to walk past someone and not greet. To greet in our culture, is to simply acknowledge someone as existing. In our most formal greeting structure, a traditional handshake always accompanies the verbal greeting.
As such, different and more informal, street and colloquialist forms of handshaking developed.

Sawubona series

Sawubona series

unjani?

Sawubona series: unjani?

ngiGrand!

Sawubona series: ngiGrand!

ziyasha. sure!

Sawubona series: ziyasha. sure!

uAphelele noSiphelele

November 17, 2008

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uMemulo kaSiphelele noAphelele: front invite

uMemulo kaSiphelele noAphelele

uMemulo kaSiphelele noAphelele: back invite

In Bantu tradition, there is a rite of passage called ukuMula that every young lady must pass.In modern times, this has become aligned with the 21st birthday and or the graduation celebrations of a young woman
The intention of umemulo is to officially mark the end of childhood and a begining of womanhood

This is an invite for a set of Swati twins on their day. The invite card was intended to be reminscent of a postcard, highlighting the twins own personal journey into womanhood.

amaJali amahle

November 17, 2008

I had a mission to collect all members of the Jali clan on Facebook and for us to discuss our similar/ different histories, stories and izithakazelo. Though we never made our discussions public, it was beautiful to see similar characteristics of these two sides of one clan coin, being a clan of dual origins of amaZulu and amaPondo.

amaJali amahle

amaJali amahle