Garth Walker

Today we chat to South African design legend and founder of iJusi, Garth Walker. We get his opinions on creating an African design language, big agencies vs small, personal vs corporate and the future of design.   DIY: You are considered one of the pioneers of developing a design language in Africa with the i-Jusi publication first being published in 1995 as the only experimental graphics magazine. Do you think this is a fair assessment? How... Read More

Humans of Durban

This month HOD headed down to South Beach where they were given Hare Krishna pamphlets by a Jewish Muslim, talked up at the local bar, and confused the crap out of the Tafta residents. Enjoy.   “I live at Tafta. Are you Paula from Tafta? You look like Paula. Go take someone else’s picture.” “My family is in Malawi. I send them money every month. Hopefully I will visit them in January” “I get my inspiration... Read More

Humans of Durban

It’s the third installment of the increasingly popular Humans Of Durban and this time the shutterbug takes an afternoon walk around town. Meet some matric pupils, a Tanzanian with awesome fashion sense, a witness for Jehovah and more interesting Durban humans below. I am a witness for Jehovah I am from Tanzania, when you there – people will be fishing, be swimming, you will see that big mountain – Kilimanjaro So far, exams are... Read More

Grandmaster Flash (Aaaaaah!)

“All the good acts skip Durban.” If this is you, you’re wrong. Want proof? Well Grandmaster Flash was in Durban last week and Ty Jay Ay was there to document it. You’re doing good Durbs, you’re doing good…     I’ll tell you right off the bat that last Thursday night was a blast. Fuck me, did Durban have a good time.   Starting with an entry level ciggy, beer and pizza combo at Spiga, I engaged... Read More

F.I.T.S

None of us at DIY have had the fortune of attending Fun In The Sun. It’s a shame really, we were meant to go this year but by the time we realised it was time for Durban’s biggest dance festival, all the lumo paint and MDMA supplies had dried up. Luckily for us, Al Nicoll was there to document the fun and he was willing to share some of his shots with us for your viewing pleasure. Did you hit up Fun In The Sun? Was it as fun as it looks?... Read More

Greg Lomas

Greg Lomas has made a habit of exploring Africa and documenting his journeys along the way. We discover how he made the transition from graphic design into photography and filmmaking.   DIY: Give us a short description of a day in the life of Greg Lomas?  Greg: Coffee will introduce the day to me, and right now my workday lacks a general rhythm since I am currently balancing a number of projects and trying to give each one attention. So potentially... Read More

Win Free Entry To Interpret Durban!

The line-up for this year’s Interpret Durban has been announced and out of nowhere, a name that hasn’t been seen on a poster in years takes the big bold spot at the top. Yup, Big Idea will be headlining a bill that see’s Durban’s finest collaborating to compete against each other. Wukkine. I know this news is a lot to take in, but you’re going to need to brace yourselves for more good news, you can get in for free. Yes,... Read More

Humans Of Durban

Durban is known for its beaches so what better way to kick off our very first Humans Of Durban feature than by hitting the beachfront promenade and capturing the humans that frequent it. "Each sculpture takes about 5 hours. I rebuilt this one this morning after the rain." "Now that summer is coming, it means good business for me." "I love the things she calls me." "I love his face." "What weird stuff... Read More

Entries For Interpret Durban Are Open!

  Has it been a year already? It feels like it was just the other day that we were “the fabled mice playing in the cats’ absence” in City Hall at last year’s Interpret Durban. This is the third time you get to Interpret Durban through your voice of choice and this year those choices are video, photography, mixed medium and design, although the design comp is invite only. They’ll be announcing the prizes and live... Read More

Gareth Bright

Gareth Bright has been travelling the world using his photography to create awareness and open our eyes to the plight of those with no voice. This coming Thursday, The Factory Cafe will play host to the Life & Death Between Chai exhibition, where Gareth will be showing what his time in India meant to him alongside Durban stalwarts Kevin Goss-Ross and Caitlin Fay  Smith. We managed to squeeze a few online moments with GB to find out where his... Read More

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