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The Crossroads Of Europe & Africa with Vlisco Wax Textiles

Dutch artist Michiel Schuurman revives the tradition of Vlisco textiles – wax fabrics typical of Central and West Africa. The roller-printed creations arrived there from Indonesia and Netherlands, but this was the new continent that turned out to be the fertile market for the colourful textiles.

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Mind Blowing New TV AD for Guinness Africa

Up-and-coming director Londoner Kibwe Tavares helms this electric commercial for Guinness Africa Special with nary a pub or bar in sight. Instead, the film is a restless celebration of what it means to get that heart-rate pounding – and it’s not afraid to get in your face about it.

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SOS Children’s Village Located in Hottest Place on Earth

Urko Sanchez Architects built this 15-home village in Djibouti, for the SOS Children’s Organization. The development was located on the Horn of Africa, a mostly French and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Red Sea beaches – a site known for one of the hottest temperatures on earth. With these conditions in mind,…

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North of the Border: In Celebration of Africa Day

In celebration of Africa Day, 10and5 selected some highlights of the exceptional bourgeoning creativity from Africa. ” Africa is a vast, nuanced and constantly changing space. To try and sum up ‘Africa’ in any sense is a failure of both understanding and imagination.”

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Tune-Yards : Nikki Nack

It’s been over two years since the amazingly eccentric Merrill Garbus—the talent behind Tune-Yards— released her highly acclaimed album w h o k i l l s. The New England native had huge success rooted in her eclectic and unorthodox musical format which was very much influenced by her travels to Africa where she bound…