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African Weekly Inspiration 130

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Feature Artist: Njideka Akunyili

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October 23, 2012 Comments (3) Views: 891 Branding, Featured, Graphic Design, Posts, Rwanda

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.

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3 Responses to Rwandan Heraldry Project

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. EAC is better than SADC says:

    fantastic project, I hope the government will take a look at it. I love it, it’s what every East African country should do.

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