Pushing Digital Boundaries

Rwandan Heraldry Project


Rwandan Heraldry is project by George Pericles , creative think tank. The goal is to develop an iconographic system deeplys rooted in rwandese culture.

For more check out their website.


Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.

Comments to Rwandan Heraldry Project

  • This is really nice work, but I can’t help but feel that Westerners are only interested in showing how clever they can be at exploiting or rather “adding value” our local lore/culture. Is any of “those friends of Africa” really interested seeing well trained designers of International caliber come form the continent, who can tell their own stories? I’m ready to listen if someone has a convincing argument to that effect.

    Serge K. Akwei October 24, 2012 2:11 am Reply
  • It’s not a question of exploiting a culture nor showing cleverness, it’s just a different point of view, a different aproach . At George Pericles we believe that Africa as enourmous cultural heritage that has to preserve and reinterpreted. Our work just start the debate on how Rwanda can preserve its culture. It’s a tribute paid to an amazing and rich culture.

    Africa already has International caliber designers like Saki Mafundikwa , Francis Keré or David Adjaye. We are also teaching at the Kigali Faculty of Design (FAED) so we are helping the next generation of Rwandan Designers.

    George Pericles November 23, 2012 3:40 pm Reply
  • fantastic project, I hope the government will take a look at it. I love it, it’s what every East African country should do.

    EAC is better than SADC January 13, 2014 7:49 pm Reply

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