Category Archives: Arts
Follow all the sessions of the Mail & Guardian Literary Festival, which brings together well-known figures from the world of publishing and media for five days of debate and discussion at the Market Theatre.
Brett Murray’s controversial The Spear painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has received a lot of attention, pitting South Africans against one another on issues of freedom of expression in the country versus the rights of individuals. … Continue reading
“Aspects of the South African Novel”, explores the central contradiction in local literature: that there is so much writing talent yet so few readers. It asks, also, if the relentless spiral into “aliteracy” and indifference can be reversed. Aspects of … Continue reading
“Memories of the City”, offers a retrospective, considered and sometimes nostalgic view of Jo’burg through the work of memoir writers and novelists such as Chris van Wyk, Denis Hirson, Ufrieda Ho and Mbulelo Mzamane. Joburg is looking festive and full … Continue reading
“Not in Black and White”, examines the contested condition of the country, its literature and literary future. In our nascent nation, nothing is certain; nothing is in black and white. Darryl Accone is introducing the panelists, Sandile Memela, Antjie Krog, … Continue reading
Creative director of Google Creative Labs, Robert Wong was born Chinese, grew up Dutch, was Canadian, and is now American. While practicing accounting in Toronto, he woke up one day, flew to New York, and became a graphic designer instead.
Jens Martin Skibsted, founding partner of Skibsted Ideation, KiBiSi and Biomega, is one of most inspiring and creative Danish designers and design thinkers, whose work has been accredited worldwide.
Ben Fry is principal of Fathom, a design and software consultancy located in Boston. He received his doctoral degree at the MIT Media Laboratory, where his research focused on combining computer science, statistics, graphic design and data visualization as a … Continue reading
Graphic designer, type designer, design educator, a pioneer in the field of 3D Hebrew lettering and a typographic experimentalist who invented the term Biotypography… Oded Ezer’s projects, posters and graphic works are showcased and published worldwide.
This South Africa-born entrepreneur is very passionate about the triple thrusts of cadence, design and quality in open source. He believes that free software can become the de facto way the world builds and experiences all software.