In Nairobi the matatu is king. After gaining its independence from British rule in the early ’60s, the African city became somewhere that people wanted to live and work.
Whatever you think of the designs, you can’t argue with the energy and spirit of the matutu. ‘Matatuism: Stylising A Rebel’ formed part of designer and film-maker Od Mo’s final show for his degree in graphic design, “I wanted to show and tell a different story of Africa,” he explains in the feature for Huck Magazine. “An Africa of creative, ‘cool’ and enterprising young people who live by an ethos of doing things their way and operating by their own rules.”
Od Mo is just one of the students, graduates, and design heroes featured in our ‘What Is: Visual communication?’ pinboard