• Building Blocks Of Africa

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Perplexed as to why graphic design is always confined to the digital realm, designer Michael van Heerden fleshed out his ideas in physical, tactile form for a series called Wood As A Graphic Design Medium—a project that won him an award for Most Creative Stand at Design Indaba 2012. This modern piece of wall art, The Building Blocks of Africa, is a wood sculpture that imagines Africa as a series of colorful, Tetris-inspired geometric shapes.

Hanging hardware not included.

Due to the handmade nature of this product, no two items are alike. Sales from this product help to support African Lookbook’s oral history project. To learn more about the stories and people behind African Lookbook, check out our blog.

Michael Van Heerden
Wipe clean with a cloth.
South Africa
Yellow, Natural
H 23.60” W 23.60” D 2.10”
Founded by Aaron Kohn and Phil Sandick in 2012, African Lookbook celebrates African creativity through interviews, oral histories, and products in its online shop. Based in New York, its ethically obtained goods run the gamut from bowties and wood sculptures to sofas, iPhone cases, T-shirts, and posters, all of which have been designed by cutting-edge African talent.
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