Often referred to by the press as ‘the pre-eminent illustrator of the Trump era’, Edel Rodriguez has given us some of the most provocative magazine covers of our times, and often sets the internet ablaze with his political imagery. Speaking at Design Indaba festival 2018 and in a follow up interview, Rodriguez told us about his fascinating creative journey.
Design Indaba 2018
CR’s highlights from the annual design & creativity festival
Kenyan designer, innovator and entrepreneur Mark Kamau founded BRCK which creates tech products that help improve the lives of Africans. At Design Indaba 2018 he discussed how his work is giving Africans the chance to plug into the internet for free
Egyptian designer Amna Elshandaweely creates clothes that break stereotypes, reference history and draw from indigenous cultures. Speaking at the Design Indaba festival 2018 and in an interview with CR, she sheds light on the politics of clothing in Egypt and the role of fashion in revolution.
Each year, a handful of design graduates from around the world are given the chance to present their work to the audience at Cape Town creative conference Design Indaba. This year’s graduates presented some innovative ideas – from an insulin injection kit for children with diabetes to a biodegradable shoe…
Morag Myerscough, Tom Dixon, Es Devlin, Edel Rodriguez and Natasha Jen are just some of the speakers in Design Indaba 2018’s impressive line-up
Olafur Eliasson, Jamie xx and Wayne McGregor’s touring ballet Tree of Codes has arrived in London for a week-long run at Sadler’s Wells. We caught up with Eliasson at creative conference Design Indaba to talk about the ambitious collaboration
Creative festival Design Indaba returns to Cape Town next week with talks from designers, artists and digital entrepreneurs as well as a music, film and exhibition programme
In partnership with Design Indaba, we are highlighting the work of South African creatives on our blog over the next few weeks. This week, it’s Kristin-Lee Moolman, a talented photographer and film-maker based in Johannesburg
In partnership with creative conference Design Indaba, we are highlighting the work of South African creatives on our blog over the next few weeks. Here, we take a look at photographer Rudi Geyser’s portraits of female artists and musicians based in Cape Town
In partnership with Cape Town creative conference Design Indaba, we are highlighting the work of South African creatives on our blog over the next few weeks. Here, Ndumiso Nyoni, a motion graphic designer and illustrator based in Johannesburg, discusses his series of prints celebrating African subcultures
In partnership with Cape Town creative conference Design Indaba, we are highlighting the work of South African creatives on our blog over the next few weeks. First up is Amy Slatem, an illustrator based in Port Elizabeth and one of Design Indaba’s 2016 Emerging Creatives
Since 2007, Hilary Cottam’s Participle project has focused on developing alternative models for public services, from a social network for older people to a new membership service for jobseekers. Here, Cottam explains how design thinking is key to devising a welfare system fit for the 21st century
Lava Lab, an innovation arm of design agency Lava, has been creating interactive apps and open-sourced tools to help Amsterdam’s museums and galleries engage with younger visitors. We spoke to co-founder Cecilia Martin and senior interaction designer and researcher Klasien van de Zandschulp about their work