Book to Website: Imbali Art Books
A book and a website are two very different animals. Matthew reflects on the importance of resources, and the challenges of converting a book into a website.
Breaking the white square: Redesigning ArtThrob
The challenge of this redesign was trying reflect the core principles of creating engagement and insight into the artworks and artists themselves, while moving away from the white grid with black text.
Sol Plaatje, Mhudi and the Missionaries’ Tale – A Lovedale Story
In 1976, someone threw a petrol bomb into an office at Lovedale. Terrified that irreplaceable historical artefacts might be destroyed, the publishing house transferred its records to Rhodes University. In the course of the move the original typescript of Mhudi surfaced…
Why we love Financier typeface for our Strandwolf books
I needed a typeface that could hold up on relatively cheap paper and that was legible and compact. To offset this, the typeface needed to have a little elegance. Finally, the aim of the series is to reintroduce African fiction from the 20th Century, so I needed something bookish, but definitely not nostalgic…