Category Archives: Package Design


Aku•Ako Cameroonian Dolls Inspired by Japan

A bold mixture of Japanese, Cameroonian and Ghanian crafts, designer Noumbissi Constantin creates these adorable toys.
Culture is what links individuals to one another to create their identity. As a designer, I'm really interested in what Africa, Europe and Asia can teach me and I'm always amazed to notice that these different cultures have a … Continue Reading ››

Joloff Branding & Identity

Designer Saana Hellsten rebranded an existing restaurant for a school assignment in New York that offers traditional Senegalese food.
The branding of Joloff reflects the colorful culture and lifestyle of Senegal. The vibrant mix of patterns is balanced with white washed pastel colors. Both the colors and patterns are inspired from aspects of the culture; such as … Continue Reading ››

Ghosts: Art Project on the African Arms Trade

A few weeks ago we heard about Ghosts an art project by South African filmmaker Ralph Ziman. Our friends at 10and5 interviewed Ziman and found out the motivation behind the project as well as the creative process.
While spending time in Johannesburg I was, like everyone else, horrified by the crime and the proliferation of … Continue Reading ››

Africanize Pattern Font

Print and pattern design inspiration by  South African graphic and print designer Carli Herbst.
The project brief was to create your own typeface and specimen book, using yourself as a South African as inspiration. I decided to use my passion and interest of African textiles/patterns/fabrics. I designed a pattern font that consists of 15 different patterns … Continue Reading ››