the Life Of A [Designer]*

[REVIEW] JOHN AKOMFRAH THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATION | STUART HALL MUTLI-SCREEN FILM INSTALLATION, TATE BRITAIN
October 2013 - March 14th 2014, London
Beautifully brutal images displayed in sequence across alternating screens, woven on top of a hearty gospel soundtrack.. If you liked The Stuart Hall Project and are acquainted with his work, it’s only right you finish the conversation.[[MORE]]
Stuart Hall has played an influential role for many. Being that my comfort zone is (obviously) visually based, having his work presented to me via a three-screen set-up with a combination of film clips, family portraits, minimal typography and news footage left my eyes darting across the screens in an attempt to soak up as much visual language as possible.  The use of images and footage from important historical moments adds an element of poignancy, that left me feeling a number of emotions.
John Akomfrah has created a creative adaptation of the docu-film, The Stuart Hall Project, for those that wanted that little bit of artsy character.
Well worth seeing even if you have seen the film. But be quick! It closes on 14th March, with a panel discussion with John Akomfrah himself. Check Tate Britain website for details.
[REVIEW] JOHN AKOMFRAH THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATION | STUART HALL MUTLI-SCREEN FILM INSTALLATION, TATE BRITAIN
October 2013 - March 14th 2014, London
Beautifully brutal images displayed in sequence across alternating screens, woven on top of a hearty gospel soundtrack.. If you liked The Stuart Hall Project and are acquainted with his work, it’s only right you finish the conversation.[[MORE]]
Stuart Hall has played an influential role for many. Being that my comfort zone is (obviously) visually based, having his work presented to me via a three-screen set-up with a combination of film clips, family portraits, minimal typography and news footage left my eyes darting across the screens in an attempt to soak up as much visual language as possible.  The use of images and footage from important historical moments adds an element of poignancy, that left me feeling a number of emotions.
John Akomfrah has created a creative adaptation of the docu-film, The Stuart Hall Project, for those that wanted that little bit of artsy character.
Well worth seeing even if you have seen the film. But be quick! It closes on 14th March, with a panel discussion with John Akomfrah himself. Check Tate Britain website for details.

[REVIEW] JOHN AKOMFRAH THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATIONSTUART HALL MUTLI-SCREEN FILM INSTALLATION, TATE BRITAIN

October 2013 - March 14th 2014, London

Beautifully brutal images displayed in sequence across alternating screens, woven on top of a hearty gospel soundtrack.. If you liked The Stuart Hall Project and are acquainted with his work, it’s only right you finish the conversation.

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[REVIEW] AFRO SUPA HERO | AFRICAN SUPA HERO EXHIBITION ‘LATE’ AT THE MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

February 2014, London

Ever wondered if Black super hero action figures existed? Graphic designer and curator Jon Daniel puts our mind at ease with his iconic collection of childhood memorabilia.

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[BRUNCH CLUB | 1 ] Dean St Townhouse
January 2014, London
The Brunch Club is organised by the wonderful Tamu (of wicked brand KENEMA) we brunched it up at the Dean St Townhouse in Soho.[[MORE]]
Albeit a few missing heads, I was in the company of 7 pretty amazingly inspiring women who happen to work in various areas of the creative world. We discussed our jobs/careers, future projects, boys, aspirations, youth work and most importantly, the importance of building a supportive network for women - who needs (more) competition in an already stifling work scene?!
As for the food - 3/5. My swine was slightly burnt and was far too engrossed in our conversation to notice how great the eggs were.
I left feeling motivated and went about a merry sunday in Paperchase. I look forward to the next one ladies.
Image: Me, Samantha (music artist), Karen (graphic/textile designer), Tamu (fashion designer, KENEMA), Zahra (fashion designer+youth workshop leader), Lauren (experimental artist), Sonia (Inspirational U founder+workshop/event curator), Charlotte (Poejazzi co-founder).
[BRUNCH CLUB | 1 ] Dean St Townhouse
January 2014, London
The Brunch Club is organised by the wonderful Tamu (of wicked brand KENEMA) we brunched it up at the Dean St Townhouse in Soho.[[MORE]]
Albeit a few missing heads, I was in the company of 7 pretty amazingly inspiring women who happen to work in various areas of the creative world. We discussed our jobs/careers, future projects, boys, aspirations, youth work and most importantly, the importance of building a supportive network for women - who needs (more) competition in an already stifling work scene?!
As for the food - 3/5. My swine was slightly burnt and was far too engrossed in our conversation to notice how great the eggs were.
I left feeling motivated and went about a merry sunday in Paperchase. I look forward to the next one ladies.
Image: Me, Samantha (music artist), Karen (graphic/textile designer), Tamu (fashion designer, KENEMA), Zahra (fashion designer+youth workshop leader), Lauren (experimental artist), Sonia (Inspirational U founder+workshop/event curator), Charlotte (Poejazzi co-founder).

[BRUNCH CLUB | 1 ] Dean St Townhouse

January 2014, London

The Brunch Club is organised by the wonderful Tamu (of wicked brand KENEMA) we brunched it up at the Dean St Townhouse in Soho.

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[REVIEW] APPELSAP FRESH MUSIC FESTIVAL  

August 2013, Amsterdam

Appelsap is a one day “Fresh Music Festival” held in Oosterpark (not too far from the city centre) every August with a stellar line up of Dj’s and live acts.

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[AWD] Nike Foundation Blog Mix Tape | artwork
May 2013, London
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With musical influences from the UK, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ethiopia (1 OF 3)
[AWD] Nike Foundation Blog Mix Tape | artwork
May 2013, London
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With musical influences from the UK, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ethiopia (1 OF 3)

[AWD] Nike Foundation Blog Mix Tape | artwork

May 2013, London

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[AWD] PaPa Spice | Branding & packaging design
March 2013, London
Identity created for new West African & British fusion condiment range, comprised of Chilli Sauces and Marinades in varying strengths of heat.[[MORE]]
PaPa Spice made it’s debut appearance at the Natural & Organic show at Olympia exhibition venue, and was a finalist for the Best New Food Product competition.
[AWD] PaPa Spice | Branding & packaging design
March 2013, London
Identity created for new West African & British fusion condiment range, comprised of Chilli Sauces and Marinades in varying strengths of heat.[[MORE]]
PaPa Spice made it’s debut appearance at the Natural & Organic show at Olympia exhibition venue, and was a finalist for the Best New Food Product competition.

[AWD] PaPa Spice | Branding & packaging design

March 2013, London

Identity created for new West African & British fusion condiment range, comprised of Chilli Sauces and Marinades in varying strengths of heat.

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NYC, May 2013
NYC, May 2013

NYC, May 2013

[REVIEW] BAd | Hoxton Gallery

June 2013, London

Curated by the artist Blaze, this show represented the epitome of the term, “BAD!”.  

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